Exhibiting a rare example of generosity, Himachal’s Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu donated his entire savings of around Rs. 51 Lakh towards the Aapda Rahat Kosh to extend a helping hand to the disaster affected people of the State.
Chief Minister and his wife Kamlesh Thakur presented a cheque of Rs. 51 Lakh to Chief Secretary, Prabodh Saxena at their official residence, ‘Oak Over’, in Shimla today. His gesture of kindness and empathy towards the people of the State is being appreciated by all the sections of the society.
“I could well understand the pain of the people and their plight during the recent monsoon fury in which more than 260 precious lives were lost and many rendered homeless, besides suffering huge losses” he said. Every section of the society had voluntarily contributed towards the relief fund. Even the children broke their piggy banks to help those in distress, the elders parted away with their pension and the State government employees contributed generously from their salary to contribute towards the Aapda Rahat Kosh, he said, adding that the people of Himachal have stood together to face the catastrophe, said the Chief Minister.
Sukhu also gave away his one year’s salary and contributed 11 lakh towards the State Relief fund from his hard earned money and fixed deposits even during the COVID era and keeps on doing charity from time to time.