Bhubaneswar: At a time when Puri and Khordha districts of Odisha are battling the aftermath of cyclonic storm FANI and need every possible assistance, two minor girls of Bargarh have extended their helping hands by donating Rs 10,000 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund from their ‘piggy bank’.
Manisarani Padhan and Lipsarani Padhan, students of Class-III and Class-IX, respectively and residents of Bausenmora in Bargarh yesterday met the district Collector and donated the amount to the relief fund.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has praised the two girls and described their act of contribution as an exemplary one.
ବାତ୍ୟା ବିପନ୍ନଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ନିଜ ଜୀବନର ସଞ୍ଚୟ ରାଶିକୁ ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ରିଲିଫ ପାଣ୍ଠିକୁ ଦାନ କରିଥିବା ବରଗଡ଼ ଜିଲ୍ଲା ବୌସେନମୋରାର ଦୁଇ ଶିଶୁ ମନୀଷାରାଣୀ ଓ ଲିପ୍ସାରାଣୀଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ସାଧୁବାଦ। ଦୁହିଁଙ୍କ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ବେଶ ଉତ୍ସାହପ୍ରଦ। ‘ଫନୀ’ ଦ୍ୱାରା କ୍ଷତିଗ୍ରସ୍ତଙ୍କ ଜୀବନରେ ଖୁସି ଭରିବା ପାଇଁ ଆପଣମାନେ ମଧ୍ୟ ସହାୟତାର ହାତ ବଢ଼ାନ୍ତୁ। https://t.co/hrnMP1e8wr
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 7, 2019
The CM himself donated his salary of one year to the CMRF yesterday. He has also been urging one and all to donate their contributions to the fund for rebuilding the state and helping the affected ones.
One can donate to the CMRF online at cmrfodisha.gov.in.
Donations to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund are exempted from Income Tax under section 80G of the I.T. Act.
Leading digital payment applications Paytm and PhonePe have also provided platform for donating to the relief fund.