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Kerala to starts fund raising campaign

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 1, 2018, 1:13 am IST
Updated : Sep 1, 2018, 1:13 am IST

The general education department and higher education department have been entrusted with the task.

At a press conference in Thiruvanthapuram to brief Cabinet decisions, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said a minister and a team of officials would be deputed to finalise and execute the overseas fund collection drive.
 At a press conference in Thiruvanthapuram to brief Cabinet decisions, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said a minister and a team of officials would be deputed to finalise and execute the overseas fund collection drive.

Thiruvanthapuram: The Cabinet on Friday decided to collect funds in countries, which have sizeable population of Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs). The funds will be raised with the help of the members of Loka Kerala Sabha and NRK organisations towards the chief minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).

At a press conference in Thiruvanthapuram to brief Cabinet decisions, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said a minister and a team of officials would be deputed to finalise and execute the overseas fund collection drive.

The team will visit UAE, Oman, Baharin, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Germany, USA and Canada to raise funds from the NRKs.

The government also decided to organise fund collection drive in major cities across the country with the cooperation of Malayali organisations. Ministers and officials would be given specific responsibilities for this purpose. Besides, funds will be collected in all districts and local centres for the CMDRF under the supervision of ministers and senior officials.

A special fund collection drive will be carried out among the organisations and individuals who are interested in taking part in the process of state’s rebuilding.

The special campaign will be held from September 10 to September 15. Ahead of the campaign, collectors will convene meetings on September 3 to finalise the programmes related to fund collection campaign.

The Cabinet decided to collect funds in professional schools, government and aided schools and government controlled educational institutions on September 11 for the CMDRF.

The general education department and higher education department have been entrusted with the task. The participation of CBSE and ICSE institutions will also be ensured.

The following ministers have been given the charge districts for conducting the fund collection drive.

Kasargod: E. Chandrashekharan, Kannur: E.P. Jayarajan, K.K. Shylaja, Wayanad: Ramachandran Kadanapally, Kozhikode: T.P. Ramakrishnan, A.K. Saseendran, Malappuram: K.T. Jaleel,  Palakkad: A.K. Balan, Thrissur: C. Raveendranath, V.S. Sunilkumar, Ernakulam: A.C. Moideen (E.P. Jayarajan will assist), Idukki: M.M. Mani, Kottayam: Thomas Isaac, K. Raju, Alappuzha: G. Sudhakaran, Thilothaman, Pathanamthitta: Mathew T. Thomas, Kollam: J. Mercy Kutty Amma and Thiruvananthapuram: Kadakampally Surendran.

Tags: pinarayi vijayan, cmdrf, non-resident keralites
Location: India, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum