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Donations pour in to government coffers towards fight against possible Coronavirus attack

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, Updated: March 26, 2020, 11:31:31 AM   

Agartala March 26,2020 : Crisis brings out the best man, or at times, the worst. But in the ongoing fight against any possible attack or outbreak of deadly Coronavirus the people of Tripura including VVIPs have risen to the occasion by liberally donating funds for fighting the menace. The flurry of donations to the chief minister's relief fund will come in handy for the cash-strapped Tripura government to cope with the any eventuality that may arise from Coronavirus attack.

According to officials sources the BJP MP from West Tripura Pratima Bhowmik yesterday donated Rs 50 lakh from her allocated MPLAD fund towards fight against possible  Coronavirus attack. But today in a pleasant move Sanchita Das, a senior official of the state co-operative bank , donated her one month's total salary of Rs 1.57 lakhs to the chief minister's relief fund for anti-Carona fight. Similarly,the Modern Club of Shibnagar area of Agartala , donated Rs 50 thousand to the chief minister's relief fund .

But in the matter of donations for the noble cause of anti-Corona fight the VVIPs of the state also do not lag behind . According to official sources, the chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, deputy chief minister Jishnu Debbarma , MLAs Ratan Chakraborty and Dilip Das donated their full monthly salaries to the government fund for fighting the Corona menace.  Besides, Dr Kaushik Chakraborty donated 25% of his monthly salary to the fund while 'Purboday' , a social organization engaged in welfare activities , has donated Rs 1 lakh.

Sources said that many individual and organizations have been donating money to the chief minister's relief fund for anti-Corona fight but their names can be known once the chief minister's office isssues a press-note announcing names of donors to the noble cause.

   (Tripurainfo)

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