Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday appealed to people from all walks of life to donate generously to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund to undertake restoration work in areas affected by heavy rains.
To start with, Stalin donated his one-month salary to CMPRF and exhorted MPs and MLAs to do so.
Already, Tamil Nadu IAS Officers’ Association and Indian Forest Service Association (Tamil Nadu) have come forward to donate one-day salary of the members to CMPRF.
Congress Legislature party leader K Selvaperunthagai announced that party MLAs would donate their one-month salary to the fund. The Tamil Nadu Secretariat Association has announced that employees would donate their one-day salary to the fund. At the secretariat, Venu Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director of TVS Motor Company, handed over a cheque for Rs 3 crore to Stalin.
In a statement, Stalin said Chennai and its neighbouring districts received rain which is the highest in the past 47 years and more than one crore people have been affected. It is a disaster for the entire state.
Stalin also said a huge calamity was averted due to the pre-planned works carried out on stormwater drains. All government departments were kept ready to face any eventuality, and people were safeguarded.