A college student of Assam has donated Rs 1.93 lakh to the state government’s Assam Arogya Nidhi.
Reema Ghosh , who hails from Rangia in lower Assam’s Kamrup district had recently handed over a cheque of Rs 1.93 lakh to the state irrigation minister Bhabesh Kalita.
Reema’s parents had kept the money in her bank account and were saving it for her marriage but she decided to donate the money after consulting her parents.
She had decided to donate the money in order to help the state government in fighting against the coronavirus pandemic.
“The entire world is now fighting against the Coronavirus and many people in our country are also infected. After consulting with my father, I decided to donate the amount to the state government,” India Today quoted Reema as saying.
Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed coronavirus in the state has been 26 till now.
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that a total amount of Rs 17.37 crore have been contributed by 8054 people so far to the state government’s Assam Arogya Nidhi.
Sarma thanked the people for generously contributing to the fund in order to help the government in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
“Every drop counts! Gives me immense joy to share that so far 8054 people have generously contributed in Assam ArogyaNidhi in aiding Government’s efforts in fighting #COVIDPandemic. The total collections stand at Rs 17.37 cr. Your help will go a long way,” he tweeted.
Several organizations and people from fields of various professions have contributed significantly to the Assam Arogya Nidhi.