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.
SRM AP students also did their part raising ₹1.05 lakhs through a campus flood drive where they spoke with other students, raising awareness and highlighting the plight of the affected residents.
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/