Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal receiving a cheque of Rs 6 crore from the representatives of HDFC Bank as contribution towards CM's Relief Fund at Brahmaputra State Guest House.

The HDFC Bank on Sunday announced that it would adopt 15 flood affected schools in Assam.

The schools of the State would be adopted as part of its long-term relief and rehabilitations efforts.

The initiative aims at helping people in the worst flood-hit parts of the State.

The initiative will include setting up of medical camps, distribution of emergency supplies; reconstruction of drinking water facilities at schools and villages.

Support will also be extended for renovation works in local schools besides sanitation facilities would be provided.

The bank will also distribute food relief packets in the villages of Lakhimpur, Nalbari, Dhemaji, Kamrup, Barpeta and Baksa districts where 14,000 households have been affected by flood.

Fifteen schools in the State will receive infrastructure support post consultant with the State government.

The bank’s local NGO partners include GVM, IGSSS, FXB India and Citizen Foundation which extend support to provide on-ground help in the process.

As a humanitarian gesture, the bank has also contributed Rs 6 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund as an immediate relief measure.

This is a part of the banks’ eParivartan programme, the umbrella brand for all its social activities.

It is the bank’s way of contributing to long-term, sustainable change in society as a whole.

Nusrat Pathan, Head, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), HDFC Bank Ltd. said, “We stand with the people of Assam in this time of distress.”

“Apart from providing immediate relief to the affected, we are working with our local NGO partner on long-term measures like adopting schools in some flood affected districts,” he said.

“We are looking at refurbishment of schools damaged by the flood so that children can continue with their education,” he added.

Informing about the contribution of Rs 6 crore for the CM’s relief Fund, the CMO on its Twitter handle on Sunday stated: “Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal receiving a cheque of Rs 6 crore from the representatives of HDFC Bank as contribution towards CM’s Relief Fund at Brahmaputra State Guest House on Sunday.”

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