Amaravati, August 21, 2018: SRM University contributes Rs.1.07 crore towards Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund
The devastating floods in Kerala have already claimed several hundred lives. More than 700,000 people from regions of Kuttanad and Chengannur have been displaced from their homes and are in relief camps. SRM University Chancellor, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar, the President Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan and the Vice – President Dr. R. Shivakumar met with the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan on August 21, 2018 to pledge support and contribute Rs.1.07 crore towards the CM Distress Relief Fund.
Meanwhile, the diverse community of students and faculty at SRM University has taken action with ‘Mission Kerala – devastation relief and rebuild lives’, a campaign to express solidarity with the families of Kerala as they face the devastating effects of an unprecedented natural calamity.
This campaign calls for urgent response from each one of us to contribute in rebuilding the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the state. Contributions can be made in form of financial aid, medicines, food grains, toiletries, and household essentials like mattresses, furniture and clothes.
At SRM University, we urge the community of students and faculty in India and across the globe to be part of this moment, helping people and families in Kerala to rebuild their lives. As a research university, SRM is equally committed to addressing social, economic and environmental issues with the development of causes and mitigation policy frame work.
For public interest: The toll-free number is 1077 and donations to CM’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) visit https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/