Rs.75 lakh has been contributed to the ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund)’ and Rs.50 lakhs to the Karnataka Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Mangaluru, April 10: Nitte Group Mangalore, comprising of the Nitte (Deemed to be University) and Nitte Education Trust Institutions has contributed Rs.1.25 Crore to support the efforts towards fighting COVID-19 in India.
Announcing the contributions, the President of the Trust, Mr. N. Vinaya Hegde said that, out of this amount, Rs.75 lakh has been contributed to the ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund)’ and Rs.50 lakhs to the Karnataka Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Describing COVID-19 pandemic as one of the toughest challenges that the world is facing today, Mr Hegde said that the employees and management of Nitte Group take pride in donating financial and professional services at these testing times to support the decisive fight of the Central and State Governments against COVID-19.
He also mentioned that the Medical and Paramedical staff of the 1000 bed Justice K S Hegde Charitable Hospital at Deralakatte, Mangaluru are completely dedicated to serve the patients from far and near, irrespective of their economic background.
In addition, the Group is also providing livelihood support to the underprivileged sections of the society in the nearby villages.