DCW employees, Jamia teachers donate one day salary to flood relief fund (Photo: PTI)
Employees of the Delhi Commission for Women and teachers of the Jamia Millia Islamia will donate their one day salary for relief operations in flood-hit Kerala which is witnessing its deadliest deluge in close to a century.
DCW chief Swati Maliwal has donated her one month salary for the relief operations in the southern state.
“As a small contribution to relief measures undertaken by various authorities, we, the officials and employees of the Delhi Commission for Women, on appeal of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and chairperson Swati Maliwal resolve to donate our one day salary towards the Kerala CM Distress Relief Fund,” the employees said in a joint statement.
Meanwhile, Jamia teachers have also pledged to contribute their one day salary to the relief fund.
“The Jamia teachers decided to donate one day salary as token financial support to the needy people of Kerala. The Jamia Teachers’ Association (JTA) will contribute the collected money to the Kerala CM Relief Fund.
“Jamia teachers also observed two minute silence over the loss of lives in Kerala due to worst flood of the century,” the JTA said in a statement.
Kerala is witnessing its worst deluge in over a century as the death toll mounted to 216.
As rains abated and rescue operations were in the final stages, flood-hit Kerala now faces the gigantic task of rehabilitating lakhs of people rendered homeless and preventing outbreak of diseases.
Over 7.24 lakh displaced people have been sheltered in 5,645 relief camps dotting the state, officials said.