Premier clubs and corporate houses in the city has started contributing to the corona relief fund of Chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
The first club to do so was 161-year-old Calcutta Rowing Club (CRC). Some other clubs like Tolly Club, Dalhousie Institute, Calcutta Club, too, are likely to join soon in this drive. The corporate houses, too, are coming forward for the contribution. Credai Bengal, Boroline, Patton have already contributed to this fund and other may soon join them soon.
Tapan Mitra, president of CRC said: “We must salute to our beloved Chief Minister and state govt administration for taking an appropriate step in this hour of global crises to combating COVID-19, by creating an additional special fund to cope with the situation and taking further necessary steps to prevent and control the emergent situation. We have transferred to your designated account Rs 2 lakhs only through IDBI Bank today and request to acknowledge the same for our accounts record.” The CEO of Tolly Club Anil Mukherjee said that it will be doing contribution to state government soon. “We shall also do something for the casual workers coming to club,” he added.
The president of DI, Joyjeet Biswas, too, indicated it will soon contribute into the kitty. Besides, the club is calling its senior members and extending helping hand in procuring necessary commodities during lockdown.
Credai Bengal president Nandu Belani has promised Rs 2 crore on behalf of Credai Bengal, to the state government as contribution for Covid-19 fund. G D Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of iconic brands like Boroline and Suthol, has donated Rs 50 lakh to the chief minister’s corona relief fund.
Its MD Debasish Dutta told TOI: “Amid the current situation, we cannot go out and arrange relief materials for the needy people. Thus, we have decided to send it to the state relief fund. As a corporate citizen, we believe it is our primary social duty.” Sanjay Budhia, MD of Patton, who donated Rs 25 lakh, said: “We salute tremendous efforts by CM, who is leading from the front and her dedicated team, who are working tirelessly.”
Source: Times of India