CM renews appeal, says sustained efforts needed to combat corona

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami as renewed his request calling upon the general public and commercial establishments to donate generously to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF) towards precautionary and relief measures being taken against the spread of COVID-19.

In a statement, he said, “The precautionary measures are to be strengthened against the spread of Coronavirus in the coming days. Tamil Nadu government needs the participation of industrialists, leading private companies, NGOs, donors and the people of Tamil Nadu to efficiently take these precautions.”

Several have come forward to donate funds to the CMPRF, he said and added: “Children and students have come forward to donate the funds they could afford and have been expressing their kindness.”

The Tamil Nadu government has so far received Rs 79.74 crore towards corona prevention and relief fund. An official release here said till 2 April, the State had
received Rs 62.30 crore as relief from various industries, corporates and others.

Palaniswami thanked all the companies NGOS and the public for their contribution towards corona relief. He renewed his appeal by reaching out to corporate and businesses to contribute generously to the Covid-19 relief fund.

Stating that sustained efforts were needed in the coming days to combat the coronavirus pandemic by intensifying the efforts, he said the State government, with a view to effectively implement them, seek the support of industrialists, leading corporates, NGOs, donators and the public, in this regard.

Quoting the famous proverb ‘Little drops make a mighty ocean’, the Chief Minister said it would be of great help in safeguarding the poor people if each and everyone in the State contribute even a small amount towards this cause.