Bhubaneswar:13/7/19: The Odisha Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) on Saturday received a donation of Rs 41 lakh for relief and restoration works in the aftermath of cyclonic storm Fani.
Managing Director (MD) of Volkswagen Group India presented a cheque of Rs 41 lakh to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as a contribution to the CMRF at the Secretariat here today. Other employees of the company and Puri MP Pinaki Mishra were also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister thanked the MD and staff of the automotive company for the contribution and urged all to join hands to rebuild lives affected by the devastating cyclonic storm Fani.
The extremely severe cyclone ‘Fani’ made landfall at 09.30 am on May 3 at Puri town leaving behind a trail of devastation and damages. Fani was regarded as the most severe cyclonic storm after the super cyclone of 1999. The cyclone directly affected more than 1.5 crore people of 14 coastal and adjoining districts of Odisha.