Members of religious fraternity have also been doing their bit to help the people and assist the government in the efforts to stall the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The head of All World Gayatri Parivar, Pranav Pandya presented a cheque for Rs one crore to the cabinet minister Madan Kaushik. The donation was made to the chief minister’s calamity relief fund. Thanking the organisation for the donation, Kaushik recalled that organisation had regularly supported the state be it after the 2010 disaster or the 2013 disaster.
Apart from this, the president of Mansa Devi Temple Trust and Niranjani Akhada secretary, Mahant Ravindra Puri presented a cheque for Rs five lakh to Kaushik on Friday. A day earlier, he had presented a cheque for Rs 11 lakh to the district administration through additional Kumbh Mela officer Harveer Singh. Apart from this, he also announced the provision of daily food for 1,000 people and opening of two Dharmshalas to accommodate outsiders stranded in Haridwar city. Kaushik said that the religious fraternity is providing constant help to people in this hour of crisis. Expressing gratitude to Ravindra Puri, he said that other organizations should also come forward to help. The minister also met the stranded people lodged in various Dharmshalas and assured that arrangements are being made for those wanting to return to their homes.
Saturday, 28 March 2020 | PNS | Haridwar
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