RIL donates Rs 11 cr to Bihar CM's Relief Fund

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Jamnagar, Sep 11 (UNI) Taking the lead in Corporate Indias response to the disaster caused by floods in Bihar, the Reliance Industries Limited today announced a donation of Rs 11 crore to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund.

While handing over a cheque of Rs 11 crore, Chairperson of the Dhirubhai Ambani foundation, Nita Ambani, reiterated the company's resolve to partner the state, both in alleviating the suffering of the people, as well as its future relief and rehabilitation efforts.

Rajya Sabha MP and Vice Chairman of the Bihar State Planning Commission N K Singh as well as Rajya Sabha MP Parimalbhai Nathwani were also present when the cheque was handed over, a company release said here.

Given the scale of the disaster, the need is for companies to come forward and extend a helping hand to the government as well as the agencies who are involved with the relief efforts, Mrs Ambani remarked and added, ''Some of the hardest works is still ahead, and it will require the creativity and generosity of the whole country.'' She hoped that the funds would be used to prevent the spread of epidemics and provide preventive vaccination to all, especially the childern and old people. She said, ''Childern are the most vulnerable of all, need care and nourishing as well as safety. We need to hold out succor to those mentally revaged by the distress of not knowing if their loved once are alive.'' She expressed her strong belief that the core of strength within us, that survives all distasters, would help rebuild a better and resurgent Bihar.

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