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Kerala flood relief: Delhi officers hand over Rs 1.5 lakh to Arvind Kejriwal

PTI | Updated on: 20 Aug 2018, 08:38:47 PM

New Delhi:

An amount of Rs 1.5 lakh collected by the association of DANICS officers for the flood-affected people of Kerala was handed over to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday.

Officers belonging to Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS) also pledged to donate their one-day salary for the flood victims, the association said.

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The association handed over a cheque to the chief minister.

More than 200 people have lost their lives and over 7.24 lakh people have been displaced due to floods.

Last week the association of IAS officers of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre had donated the first installment of Rs one lakh relief for Kerala.

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“IAS AGMUT Association stands with all our brethren in Kerala in their time of need. As our commitment, we send the first installment of Rs 1 lakh as our initial support,” the association had tweeted from its official handle.

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First Published : 20 Aug 2018, 08:37:59 PM