Gujarat Earthquake

04.05.2001

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INDONESIA DONATES FOR GUJARAT EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

    Expressing their solidarity with the people of Gujarat affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the State, the Government and people of Indonesia have donated an amount of US$20,000 towards the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

 

Gujarat Earthquake

02.04.2001

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ASIANET PRESENTS Rs.7.25 CRORE CHEQUE TO PM

       In a bid to express solidarity with and mitigate the sufferings of the quake-affected people in Gujarat, a four-member delegation of the Asianet Communications Limited led by its Chairman, Dr. Raji Menon, met PM and presented a cheque of Rs.7.25 crore to the Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee for PM’s National Relief Fund, here today. The amount has been collected from 42,000 viewers of the Malayalam language satellite channel, both in India and abroad, particularly from the Gulf region.

        Asianet created the ‘Asianet Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund’ to collect, tally and monitor the contributions pouring in from the viewers. While viewers from India contributed approximately Rs.4.67 crore, the NRIs accounted for a contribution of Rs.2.58 crore. While some viewers sent spontaneous contributions, Asianet had earlier run appeals seeking contributions for the Gujarat quake victims.

 

Gujarat Earthquake

09.03.2001

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RECORD CONTRIBUTION OF OVER Rs.36 CRORE IN ONE DAY

CONTRIBUTIONS TO PM’S RELIEF FUND CROSS 271 CRORE

    Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund received over Rs.36 crore towards the Gujarat earthquake relief, today. It is a record contribution to PMNRF in one day. The major contributors today include, Government and people of Tamil Nadu – Rs.30 Crore; Ministry of Civil Aviation (which includes Indian Airlines, Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd., Airport Authority of India) – Rs.3.28 Crore; Canara Bank – Rs.1.9 Crore; Employees of Indian Overseas Bank – Rs.1.09 Crore; Mahila Shakti, Janakpuri- 2.6 Lakhs; BJP MLA’s Delhi- 1.3 Lakh.

    The sentiment of sympathy for, and the resolve to stand united with the victims of the earthquake in Gujarat finds a forceful manifestation, as contributions to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund continue to pour in unabated. Till date, the total contributions to the PM’s Relief Fund have crossed Rs. 271 crore.

    The Prime Minister has been finding time from his busy schedule to receive cheques in certain cases. Shri Vajpayee had earlier appealed to the nation to contribute generously to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. Since then, people from all walks of life have been making contributions to the Relief Fund, including individuals and industries, prominent personalities, religious and political organisations, media organisations, prominent personalities, business houses, banking institutions, school children and government institution as well as public sector undertakings.

 

Gujarat Earthquake

08.03.2001

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JAPANESE ASSOCIATION EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY WITH GUJARAT QUAKE VICTIMS

    Expressing their solidarity with the people of Gujarat affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the state, the Members of the Japanese Association in Delhi and Chennai have donated an amount of Rs. 12, 25, 979/- towards the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. Cheque for the contribution was handed over by Mr. Hidehisa Uemoto, President, Japanese Association, Delhi to the Prime Minister’s Office.

 

Gujarat Earthquake

01.03.2001

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO PM’S RELIEF FUND CROSS 200 CRORE MARK

    The sentiment of sympathy for, and the resolve to stand united with the victims of the earthquake in Gujarat finds a forceful manifestation, as contributions to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund continue to pour in unabated. Till date, the total contributions to the PM’s Relief Fund have crossed the Rs. 200 crore mark, doubling itself within a fortnight. Just two weeks back, the contributions to the PM’s Relief Fund had crossed the Rs. 100 crore mark.

    The Prime Minister has been finding time from his busy schedule to receive cheques in certain cases. Shri Vajpayee had earlier appealed to the nation to contribute generously to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. Since then, people from all walks of life have been making contributions to the Relief Fund, including individuals and industries, prominent personalities, religious and political organisations, media organisations, prominent personalities, business houses, banking institutions, school children and government institution as well as public sector undertakings.

List of major contributors

Sl. No.

Particulars

Amount(In Rupees)

1 Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd

120000000.00

2 Government of USA

US$ 100000.00

3 NHPC Ladies Welfare Assn

200001.00

4 Smt. Malini Parthasarathy, Exec.Editor, THE HINDU

200000.00

5 Shri Mahendra Prasad, MP

100000.00

6 St. Mary’s School, New Delhi

100000.00

7 Exports & Imports Ltd, New Delhi

100000.00

8 Shri Aditya Dhoot

100000.00

9 Smt. Vidya Goyal

100000.00

10 Smt. Sangita Goyal/Usha Goyal

100000.00

11 ShriI.K. Gujral, former P.M.

50000.00

12 M/s. Sahara Airlines

3100000.00

13 M/s. Deeksha Holding Ltd

1100000.00

14 M/s. Jagaran Prakashan Ltd

100000.00

15 M/s. Sarvottam Caps Ltd

1100000.00

16 M/s. Flex Industries Ltd

1100000.00

17 M/s. Himachal Futuristic Commn.Ltd

2100000.00

18 Samajawadi Party

1100000.00

19 M/s. Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd

500000.00

20 M/s. Reliance Industries Ltd, Mumbai

25000000.00

21 M/s. Reliance Petroleum Ltd, Mumbai

25000000.00

22 Government of Bhutan

20000000.00

23 M/s. Ranbaxy Ltd

2000000.00

24 Ravi K. Sinha

100000.00

25 Reckitt Ben

500000.00

26 Ganeshji Mandir

1000000.00

27 Shri Vyas Ram Sood

100000.00

28 Shri Ashok Kumar Jain

100000.00

29 Shri prithvi Lal Singh

200000.00

30 VSNL

100000000.00

31 British Business Group

100001.00

32 M/s. Ranbaxy Labortories

2000000.00

33 M/s. Arvind Laboratories

500000.00

34 Jankidas Kapur Sec. Public School

121000.00

35 Shri Hrishikesh Mukherjee

100000.00

36 M/s. Banglore Sweaters Ltd, Chennai

100000.00

37 M/s. Madras Knitwear Ltd, Chenai

100000.00

38 M/s. Wellknit Apparels Ltd, Chennai

100000.00

39 Dravidar Khazhagam Trust, Chennai

100000.00

40 M/s. Chunnu International

100000.00

41 Shri Shanta Kumar, Minister for Consumder Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, New Delhi

25000.00

42 Shri Pramod Mahajan, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs & IT

25250.00

43 Smt & Shri P.K. Dave

10000.00

44 Shri V. Dhananjay Kumar, MOS for Textiles

4000.00

45 Premvati Raghubir Charitable Trust

100000.00

46 M/s. Vivek Financial Focus Ltd

100000.00

47 Shri Jyoti Sagar

100000.00

48 M/s. J.L. Morison Ltd

200000.00

49 Khadi & Village Industries Commission

2000000.00

50 M/s. Jaya Advertising Agency

100000.00

51 M/s. Jaisudan Medical Foundation, Mumbai

100000.00

52 M/s.Dalal Engg. Pvt. Ltd

100000.00

53 Shri Vaiko,MP

15500.00

54 Shri H. Kannappan, MOS(NCES)

25000.00

55 Shri Gingee Ramachandran, MOS(Finance)

25000.00

56 Dr. C. Krishnan,MP

15500.00

57 JG Hindu Vidyalaya Metric Hr. Sec.School, Chennai

600000.00

58 Governor, UP

500000.00

59 Employees of Railways

150000000.00

60 Ms. Mamata Banerjee, Minister of Railways

24000.00

61 M/s. Lucknow Builders Association, Lucknow

101000.00

62 Children of City Montessori School, Lucknow

100000.00

63 M/s. Khattri Perfumers(P) Ltd

1100000.00

64 Lucknow Development Authority

500000.00

65 Lucknow Nursing Homes Assn, Lucknow

51000.00

66 Delhi Race Club

500000.00

67 Grey Iron Foundry, Jabalpur

175000.00

68 Mount St, Mary’s School, Delhi Cantt

350000.00

69 Dawoodi Bohra Community,Mumbai

5000000.00

70 Indian Pharmaceutical Association

250000.00

71 Engg. Projects(I) Ltd, New Delhi

225000.00

72 Chief Justice & Judges of Supreme Court

240000.00

73 Officers and Staff of Supreme Court of India

323488.00

74 Shri K.C. Pant, Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission

10000.00

75 Shri R. Venkatraman, former President of India

25000.00

76 Sangat Sahatgawad, Delhi

100000.00

77 The people of Nepal

6244146.11

78 Corporation Bank

10000000.00

79 Shri G. Mallikarjunappa,MP

100000.00

80 Food Corporation of India Ltd

20000000.00

81 Staff of Central Warehousing Corporation

20000000.00

82 Staff of Bureau of Indian Standards

10000000.00

83 NCCF

200000.00

84 ShAH Karim Al-Hussaini Aga Khan

25000000.00

85 Shri Sri Taralabal Jagatguru

100000.00

86 Shri Irfan Khan

5000000.00

87 Som Dutt Group of Companies

3000000.00

88 Shri C.M. Oberoi

250000.00

89 Ms. Padma Narasimhan

100000.00

90 Employees of Canara Bank

123566.21

91 Armenian Holy Church of Nazreth

2500000.00

92 Employees of MTNL

14200000.00

93 TCIL

10000000.00

94 ITI Limited

10000000.00

95 HCI, Singapore

1053973.00

96 NLC Ltd

20000000.00

97 Container Corporation of India Ltd

10000000.00

98 Shri Ajay Nath Jha

100000.00

99 GNOIDA

100000.00

100 Panacea Biotec Ltd

2100000.00

101 Gandhi Seva Loka Association,Jakarta

908000.00

102 Shri N.R. Dongre

100000.00

103 Indian Social Centre

200000.00

104 M/s. EIH Ltd

2500000.00

105 DG IT(Inv)

185000.00

106 PSU Banks

123100000.00

107 Ordnance Equipment Factory, Kanpur

322777.00

108 Expatriate Community, Dubai

117333.00

109 Indian Ladies Assn, Dubai

200000.00

110 Shri Shabbir Shaikh Abbas

110000.00

111 Gulf Indian High School,Dubai

100000.00

112 Shri Mahesh Menda, Dubai

100000.00

113 Shri G.V. Eswar, Dubai

100000.00

114 IETE, New Delhi

100000.00

115 Government and People of Sikkim

5100000.00

116 M/s. First Comm. Brokerage, Dubai

100000.00

117 Trigon Gulf FZCo., Dubai

151697.00

118 M/s.Mangalam Arts, Jaipur

100000.00

119 Radha Soami Satsang Seas

10000000.00

120 Geap International, Dubai

151000.00

121 Indian Association, Sharjah

500000.00

122 Jindal Photo Films Ltd, New Delhi

1100000.00

123 Indian Association, Sharjah

475000.00

124 Dalai Lama

500000.00

125 Lily Das Malik

100000.00

126 Shri V.P. Singh, former PM

100000.00

127 Family food Centre, Doha

300000.00

128 Usha Amorphous Metals Limited

111148.00

129 CSL Securities Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi

1000000.00

130 M/s. Consortium Securites Limited

1000000.00

131 Employees of Vysya Bank Ltd, Bangalore

3500000.00

132 Eagle Flask Industries Ltd,Pune

1000000.00

133 State Bank of India

20000000.00

134 Dr. S. Ramadoss

200000.00

135 Hutchison Whampoa Ltd

5000000.00

136 Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj

500000.00

137 Prime Minister of Helenic Republic of Greek

US $ 100000.00

138 M/s. Churchill India Pvt. Ltd

380500.00

139 IAF Contingent at Sierra Leone

101792.00

140 WAPCONS

186572.00

141 M/s. Swaralaya

100000.00

142 M/s. Easun Reyrolle Ltd

200000.00

143 Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee

1100000.00

144 Association of Corporation & Apex societies of Handlooms

250000.00

145 Sundaram Finance Ltd & employees

4328469.00

146 Fiat Sundaram Auto Finance Ltd

500000.00

147 Wheels India Ltd – Staff

400000.00

148 Sundharams P. Ltd

500000.00

149 Madras Auto Service

500000.00

150 Wheels India Ltd

1000000.00

151 Lakshmi General Finance Ltd

1000000.00

152 Brakes India Ltd

2000000.00

153 Indian Motor Parts & Accessories Ltd

1000000.00

154 Government of Japan

US $ 700000.00

155 M/s.Centurion Bank

501001.00

156 20th Century Finance and Consultance

151000.00

157 TCFC Finance Ltd

201000.00

158 20th Century Holdings Pvt. Ltd

101000.00

159 MPLAD-Shri Santosh Gangwar

1000000.00

160 Shri Santosh Gangwar, MOS (Petroleum)

23110.00

161 Rau’s IAS Study Circle

100000.00

162 M/s. Haldiram Manufacturing Co

200000.00

163 M/s. Bhavani Shankar Chits (P) Ltd

100000.00

164 Saranathan College of Engg, Trichy

100000.00

165 Smt. Indira Gandhi College, Trichy

100000.00

166 National College, Trichy

100000.00

167 Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Vidyalaya

100000.00

168 Pondicherry Instt. Of Medical College

100000.00

169 M/s. GMMCO Ltd

1100000.00

170 M/s. National Engg. Industries Ltd

1000000.00

171 GMAC-TCFC Finance Ltd

101000.00

172 Tarapore Group of Companies

1000000.00

173 Hotel Aadithya

200000.00

174 Narbod Constn p. Ltd

200000.00

175 Dwarka Dass Goverdhan Dass Vaishnav College

500000.00

176 Soft Sol India Limited

100000.00

177 Bhai Gian Chand Mohan Singh Trust

100000.00

178 Shri S.N. Sadh Trust

500000.00

179 Ashok Vihar Welfare Society, Ltd

500000.00

180 MRSI

114500.00

181 ITPO

1000000.00

182 Staff of IIT, Mumbai

100000.00

183 TNCC Trust

500000.00

184 Deccan Herald

4000000.00

185 GAIL

50000000.00

186 EXSTMORP India P. Ltd

100000.00

187 Through MOS (Tourism)

1000000.00

188 Anand Educational & Charitable Trust

100000.00

189 Dr. C.P. Srivastava, KCMG, IAS (Rtd)

100000.00

190 Daewoo Motors India Ltd.

300000.00

191 Chairperson, Coffee Board, Bangalore

250000.00

192 M/s Kappa Electricals

100000.00

193 Steel Authority of India Ltd.

10000000.00

194 Steel Authority of India Ltd.

5600000.00

195 Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd

4000000.00

196 National Mineral Development Corp.

2500000.00

197 Manganese Ore. (India) Ltd.

1000000.00

198 Manganese Ore. (India) Ltd.

1000000.00

199 Ferro Scrap Nigam Ltd.

1500000.00

200 Metal Scrap Trading Corpn. Ltd.

500000.00

201 Kudremukh Iron Ore. Company Ltd.

2500000.00

202 Hindustan Steelworks Construction Ltd.

150000.00

203 Mecon Ltd.

500000.00

204 Bharat Refractories Ltd.

401000.00

205 Indian Institute of Metals

100000.00

206 M/s Siddhartha Polymers Ltd.

100000.00

207 M/s Hi-Magnetics Ltd.

100000.00

208 SAIL

5749410.00

209 Mr. N.K. Raghunathan

1000000.00

210 M/s EHPT India Private Ltd.

151550.00

211 India Based Members of Embassy of India, Beijing

113096.43

212 People of Republic of Maldives, Male

1150000.00

213 Staff of Vietnamese Instts., C/o Embassy of India, Hanoi

179121.00

214 M/s Helm India Pvt.Ltd., Mumbai

220000.00

215 Employees of Ord. Factory, Jawaharnagar, Maha.

813666.00

216 P.Venkatesan, C-DOT, Pusa, New Delhi

507646.00

217 IAL Shipping Agencies(Mumbai) P. Ltd., New Delhi

115991.00

218 H H The Dalai Lama, Lajpat Nagar

300000.00

219 Punjab National Bank, New Delhi

20000000.00

220 Bank of India, Mumbai

15000000.00

221 Central Bank of India, Mumbai

15000000.00

222 Oriental Bank of Commerce, New Delhi

10000000.00

223 Andhra Bank, Hyderabad

10000000.00

224 Bank of Baroda, Mumbai

10000000.00

225 Union Bank of India, Mumbai

10000000.00

226 Dena Bank, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai

5100000.00

227 Bank of Maharashtra, Pune

5000000.00

228 Punjab & Sind Bank, New Delhi

5000000.00

229 Workmen, Staff & Officers, High Explosives Factory, Pune

217158.00

230 Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai

5000000.00

231 Vijaya Bank, Bangalore

5000000.00

232 Syndicate Bank, Manipal

5000000.00

233 Allahabad Bank

2500000.00

234 UCO Bank, Kolkata

500000.00

235 Staff, Power Finance Corp., New Delhi

105676.00

236 Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Houncil,Darjeeling

1000000.00

237 Vikram Rathi, BLB Ltd., New Delhi

175000.00

238 Marubeni Corp. Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

200000.00

239 Krishak Bharat Coop. Ltd.

5000000.00

240 Krishak Bharati Coop. Ltd.

5000000.00

241 National Fertilisers Ltd.

5000000.00

242 Madras Fertilizers Ltd. Channai

600000.00

243 Madras Fertilizers Ltd. Channai

600000.00

244 Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. Trombay

2500000.00

245 FACT, Kerala

2000000.00

246 Staff of National Fertilizers Ltd.

2500000.00

247 Staff of RashtriyaChemicals & Fert.

2500000.00

248 Paradeep Phosphates Ltd.

600000.00

249 Sh. Murli Manohar Joshi, Minister of HRD, New Delhi

25000.00

250 Individuals & Org. in Japan, Tokyo

2151566.00

251 Dr. Lal Pathlabs Pvt. Ltd.

200000.00

252 M/s Dabhol Power Company

500000.00

253 Jindal Drilling & Industries Ltd.

200000.00

254 M/s Vijay Lakshmi Transport Co.

100001.00

255 Members of National Hydroelectric Power

10000000.00

256 Members of Rural Electrification Cor.

300000.00

257 Mr. J. N. Kakkar

100000.00

258 Lord Swaraj Paul

770000.00

259 M/s Span Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

100000.00

260 Staff of Span Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

128662.00

261 Mr. Narayanan

100000.00

262 Taxation Bar Association

100000.00

263 Employees of Infogain India P. Ltd.

1100000.00

264 M/s Purana Dharamkarta Sarafa C. Tst

125000.00

265 M/s Delhi Electricals Traders Asso.

100000.00

266 M/s Main Gandhi Mkt. Traders Asso

100000.00

267 M/s Whole Sale Shoes Mkt. Ass.

100000.00

268 M/s Manohar Lal Kumar

100000.00

269 M/s Bharti Televentures Ltd.

2365000.00

270 Bharti Teletech Ltd.

290000.00

271 Bharti Telesoft Ltd.

220000.00

272 Janpath Yuva Udyog Vyapar Mandal

140000.00

273 Mr. Jaison Chacko, GM, All Balabh Trading & Contracting Co.

104168.00

274 Employees of TTK-LTG Limited

500000.00

275 Staff of Alfarden Group of Companies

100000.00

276 Delhi Electric Traders Asso.

130699.00

277 Staff of Globel Readymade Garments

200000.00

278 Staff of Qatar National Cement Co.

100000.00

279 Members of Indian Women’s Asso.,Doha

100000.00

280 GM, Ordnance Factory

300000.00

281 Mgt. & Staff of SATCO International Trading & Contracting Co., Doha

100000.00

282 Mr. Mohammad Khan

100000.00

283 Officers, Staff & Employees of Ordnance Factory, Katni

443078.00

284 RITES, New Delhi

5000000.00

285 M/s Shreyans Industries Ltd.

100000.00

286 S.D.M., Balachur

100000.00

287 Indian Culture Centre, Doha

100000.00

288 Mr. K.M. Kader, The Babby Shop, Doha

100000.00

289 Indian & Other employees of QAPCO

100000.00

290 Indian & Other employees of QAPCO

100000.00

291 Employees of Qaatar Gas RAS, GAS Members of Bharathi,

644905.00

292 Management & Staff of Qatar Design Consortium, Doha

100000.00

293 M/s Ajay Plastics Industries

100000.00

294 Delhi Yarn Merchants Charitable Trust

151000.00

295 Members of Gujarat Samaj, Doha

451111.00

296 Members of Music Lovers Group, Doha

100000.00

297 Best Western Dubai Grand Hotel

150000.00

298 Through Money Orders

148885.00

299 Students & Staff of Managing Committee of Ideal Indian School, Doha

800000.00

300 Employees of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & technology, New Delhi

150000.00

301 Standard Chartered Grindlays Group

5100000.00

302 Staff of MMTC, Neelachal Ispat Nigam & Konark Metcoke L.

5000000.00

303 United School Orgn. Of India

100000.00

304 Staff of N.C. Jindal Public School

150000.00

305 Mr. Neville J. Raoch, Chairman Australia India Business Council

112500.00

306 M/s National Textile Cor. Ltd.

135000.00

307 Indian Women’s Association, Moscow

100000.00

308 Mr. George N. Harilela

100000.00

309 Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

200000.00

310 Wilbur Ellis Co.

225000.00

311 Connell Bros. Company Ltd., USA

225000.00

312 M/s George Williamson (Assam) Ltd.

1000000.00

313 M/s Singapore Airlines

10000000.00

314 M/s Ispat Karmet, Temirtau, Kazakhstan

279647.00

315 Staff of IKOS India P. Ltd.

131500.00

316 Mr. J. Laliotis

225000.00

317 Mr. Gargi Jain

712944.00

318 Through Money Orders

127909.00

319 Mr. Ravi Chandra

200000.00

320 Tech Semi Conductor Pvt Ltd. Employees

171883.00

321 High Commission of India, Singapore

130500.00

322 Reserve Bank of India Employees

4697403.00

323 Members of High Commission of India

333899.00

324 Shri Sanjeev Garg

100000.00

325 Oman Oil Company

125000.00

326 Sh. Azad Virji

139082.06

327 People Republic of China in India

549149.00

328 M/s Fujitsu General (Asia) Ptd. Ltd.

450000.00

329 Through Money Orders

187264.00

330 Pankaja Art & Credit Pvt. Ltd.

500001.00

331 Sh. Amitabh Bachchan

1100001.00

332 State Bank of India Employees

200000.00

333 Sh. Suresh Neotia, Chairman, Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd.

3100000.00

334 Shri Suresh Neotia

500000.00

335 Shri Mahender Nahata/Vinay Maloo

500000.00

336 Shri Ajay Devgan

1100000.00

337 Shri Boney Kapoor & Mrs. Sri Devi

500000.00

338 Shri Ravi Machhar

325000.00

339 Shri Sushil Gupta

800000.00

340 M/s Goyal Traders

100000.00

341 M/s Arya Shipbreaking Co. Ltd.

100000.00

342 Shri Ketan Prakash

2100000.00

343 Engineers India Limited

2000000.00

344 Shri Rajan Nanda

1500000.00

345 Shri Jhamu Sugandh

1100000.00

346 Shri Anup Mehta

251000.00

347 Shri Shekhar J. Mehta

251000.00

348 Shri Deepak Talwar

500000.00

349 Shri Anil Rai

146760.00

350 M/s Usha (India) Ltd.

171000.00

351 Mr Mohammed Zahoor Baig

100000.00

352 M/s Koshika Telecome Ltd.

212396.00

353 M/s M/s Information Technololgies Ltd.

208000.00

354 M/s Usha Ispat Ltd.

117097.00

355 Shri Ashutosh Garg

100000.00

356 Shri U.S. Bhartia

500000.00

357 Officers & staff of C.S.M.R.S.

119109.00

358 Shri U.S. Bhartia

200000.00

359 Shri U.S. Bhartia, India Glycols Ltd.

200000.00

360 Shri U.K. Upadhyay

500000.00

361 Ms. Vandana Luthra

500000.00

362 Shri Sirajuddin Qureshi

500000.00

363 Vivek Nagpal

1100000.00

364 Shri Sandeep Jajodia

500000.00

365 Shri Ashok Dhanoka

100000.00

366 Shri Atul Mehrotra

200000.00

367 Shri Mulchand Malu

500000.00

368 Shri Sahid Qureshi

100000.00

369 Officers & Staff of Delhi Metro Rail

363915.00

370 Shri Raj Chopra

100000.00

371 Shri Deepak Kothari

1100000.00

372 Shri Saurabh Srivastava

500000.00

373 M/s Sarvottam Caps Limited

1500000.00

374 M/s Exide Industries Limited

1000000.00

374 M/s Aremis Soft Corporation

4620000.00

375 Manshanti New Way Ashram

500000.00

376 M/c CMC Limited

3707090.00

377 Arcop Associates Private Ltd.

100000.00

378 Shri Ratnamuni Jain Giurls Inter College, Agra

100000.00

379 Solas Marine Services Co. LLC

250000.00

380 Workers, staff & Officers of Ammunition Factory, Pune

200000.00

381 Workers, staff & Officers of Ammunition Factory, Pune

800000.00

382 M/s Goan Cultural Society

100000.00

383 M/s Gestetner (India) Ltd.

500000.00

384 Employees of Petrofac International

300000.00

385 Employees & Management of Sri Ram Naik

250000.00

386 M/s Engineers India Limited

2000000.00

387 Employees of Jagdale Industries Ltd.

124700.00

388 Shri K.B. Madhavan

501001.00

389 Oil & Natural Gas Corpn. Ltd.

75000000.00

390 M/s Kochi Refineries Ltd.

20000000.00

391 DAV College Managing Committee

1000000.00

392 M/s IBP Company Limited

10000000.00

393 Indian Oil Corpn. Ltd.

75000000.00

394 Chennai Petroleum Corpn Ltd.

20000000.00

395 Shri S.N. Kaul

100000.00

396 Employees of NAD AL Sheba Pvt. Club

101183.00

397 Bharat Petroleum Corpn. Ltd.

7500000.00

398 Numaligarh Refinery Ltd.

100000.00

399 Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals

822646.00

400 Bharat Petroleum Corpn. Ltd.

50000000.00

401 Central Haj Committee

200000.00

402 Gori Shankar Amarnath Yatra Seva

111000.00

403 Oil India Limited

10000000.00

404 National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.

10000000.00

405 Mr. Ralph Rau

115580.00

406 Oil India Limited

20000000.00

407 Hindustan Petroleum Corpn. Ltd.

50000000.00

408 Mr. K. P. Harinath

200000.00

409 Employees & Management of ORCHID

1000000.00

410 Employees of Finolex Industries Ltd.

140592.00

411 Petrol Emirates Contracting Co.

240000.00

412 Mr. N.K. Varma

100000.00

413 Mr. M. Ziaudeen

100000.00

414 All India LPG Distributors Federation

250000.00

415 M/s L.T.C. Limited

50000000.00

416 Abdul S. Jamal

200000.00

417 Sh. Moh’d Al Sadek

130000.00

418 Sh. K. Ranganathan

125000.00

419 Government of Thailand

US $ 50000

420 Employees of Vam Organics Ltd

507009

421 M/s. Winter Shoe Company

1000000

422 M/s. Park Exports

150000

423 M/s. Hewlett-Packard Company

5400000

424 M/s. Harvek Trading Co LLC

100000

425 Express Printing Services, Dubai

100000

426 All India LPG Dist. Federation

250000

427 M/s. I.T.C. Ltd

50000000

428 M/s. Precision Tech, Dubai

200000

429 Al Sadek Indu. & Trading Co., Sharjah

130000

430 Employees of American Express Bank Ltd

156790

431 NRIS/Genl. Public, C/o High Comm. Of India, Singapore

6117592

432 Rasu ThevanRavichandran, C/0 High Comm. Of India, Singapore

220742

433 M/s Sony Electronics, C/o High Comm. Of India, Singapore

168188.98

434 M.Ramanathan, C/o High Comm. Of India, Singapore

157433

444 M/s Punjabi Bagh Coop. Hsg. Society, ND

751000

445 M/s Super Katha Indu., Daulatpur,Delhi

100000

446 M/s Sita Ram Sunil Kumar, Khari Baoil, Delhi

100000

447 M/s Plastik Traders Asson., Mansarover Garden,Delhi

101000

448 M/s Lokesh Garments, Shahadra, Delhi

100000

449 M/s India Exports House., Sector-8, NOIDA, UP

100000

450 M/s Soul, Hauz Khas Village, ND

100000

451 Ms/ Prakash Textiles, OKHLA Phase-II, ND

100000

452 M/s VM Exports, Punjabi Bagh, ND

100000

453 M/s Texports Indu. Ltd., Andheri, Mumbai

100000

454 Madalal Manchanda, Kirti Nagar, ND

100000

455 Swaran Singh, Rajori Garden, ND

100000

456 M/s Rissho-Kosai-Ki,Tokyo, Japan

US $ 30000

457 B.P.Amoco Sharjah Oil Col, C/o CHI\\JI, Dubai

129114

458 Col. S.K. Sharam, Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi

430000

459 Employees of DUTCO, Dubai

100000

460 Employes of M/s Union Cement, Ras Al Khaima, UAE

138657

461 Employees of M/s Golf Cobla LLC, Dubai

177110

462 Mayapuri Iron Merchant Welfare Assoc., New Delhi

220000

463 Superlon Hosiery Indu., Lower Parel West, Bombay

200000

464 CR Jain, GM, ordance Factory, Yedumailgram, Medak

292377

465 Jat Samaj, Santacruz East, Mumbai

100000

466 Ramlinga Mills Ltd., Aruppukottai

100000

467 Dharam Chand Ladha Mal, Khari Baoli, Delhi

100000

468 Brig. R.D. Dhawan, Kotla Mubarakpur, New Delhi

200000

469 M/s UP Twiga Fiberglass, East of Kailash, New Delhi

153214

470 K. Venugopal, Dubai Express, Dubai

112464

471 Zambia India Friendship Assoc., Lusaka

146967.50

472 M/s Hrg Ltd., NOIDA-01

200000

473 Ahmed M. Pandor, CGI, Durban

118343

474 M/s Ansal Properties & Indu., KG Marg, New Delhi

100000

475 M/s Khaleej Ceramics, Dubai

104279

476 M/s MCT Group, Dubai

233484

477 TIPS Indus. Ltd., Andheri, Mumbai

1155105

478 N.K. Nageeve & Employees, Sharjah, UAE

169862

479 Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, C/o High Comm. Of India, Canberra

107905

480 Albert F Peters, Dubai

124008

481 Surma Valley Branch Indian Tea Assoc.

100000

482 Nathumal Kundnmal Sshada Trdg. Co., Dubai

101000

483 Officers and Staff of Ord. Factory, Dehradun

273160

484 Embassy of India, Tokyo

463734

485 Abdulhusain Bhaisaheb, Sharjaj

100000

486 Staff of Al Reyami Group, Dubai

300000

487 Magdy Kamal, Jabel Ali, Duabi

100000

488 Employes of M/s Khansahab Civil Engg., Dubai

290300

489 Rosy M. Shroff, Ruttonjee Estate Cononution, Hongkong

290401

490 Leo TH Lee, Tung Tai Finance Ltd., Hong Kong

279600

491 Noodin A.Ebrahim, North Point, Hong Kong

589970

492 Virdnra Anand, Tea Assoc. of Round Table

179641

493 Karim Boukarim, Gi;f Eternit Indu., Dubai

631791

494 Employes of M/s Gulf Eternit Indu, Dubai

201953

495 Moti M. Kipalani

126750

496 H.S. Rutton, Hong Kong

130539

497 S.R. Essey, Duabi

1250000

498 Shamrao Vitahl Coop Bank, C/o Indian Bankers Assoc.,ND

500000

499 Ram Buxani, Dubai

6408130

500 Mrs. Malathi Das, Indian School, Ajman, UAE

200000

501 Ashok Kriplani, Young Executive Group, Hong Kong

100000

502 Export Import Bank of India, Con. Circus, New Delhi

1000000

503 Indu. Devel. Bank of India, New Delhi

1000000

504 Ms. Eurasia International, Hong Kong

853671

505 Employee of Dubai Cable Co., Dubai

205175

506 Employees & Management,M/s Fire Protection Equipment, Dubai

100000

Total amount received till 26.2.2001

Rs.200.00 Crores

 

Gujarat Earthquake

13.02.2001

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CONTRIBUTIONS IN PM’S RELIEF FUND CROSS 100 CRORE MARK

    In response to the Prime Minister’s appeal to contribute generously in the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for Gujarat earthquake victims, there has been an outpouring of contributions from all the sections of society. The contributions for the relief crossed Rs.100 crore mark. The major contributors include private citizens and industries, media organisations, prominent personalities, religious organisations, political organisations, banks, school children, employee organisations of various government and public sector units and government of Bhutan.

    A list of major contributors is as follows:

Sl. No.

Particulars

Amount (In Rupees)

1 Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd

120000000.00

2 Government of USA

US$ 100000.00

3 NHPC Ladies Welfare Assn

200001.00

4 Smt. Malini Parthasarathy, Exec.Editor, THE HINDU

200000.00

5 Shri Mahendra Prasad, MP

100000.00

6 St. Mary’s School, New Delhi

100000.00

7 Exports & Imports Ltd, New Delhi

100000.00

8 Shri Aditya Dhoot

100000.00

9 Smt. Vidya Goyal

100000.00

10 Smt. Sangita Goyal/Usha Goyal

100000.00

11 ShriI.K. Gujral, former P.M.

50000.00

12 M/s. Sahara Airlines

3100000.00

13 M/s. Deeksha Holding Ltd

1100000.00

14 M/s. Jagaran Prakashan Ltd

100000.00

15 M/s. Sarvottam Caps Ltd

1100000.00

16 M/s. Flex Industries Ltd

1100000.00

17 M/s. Himachal Futuristic Commn.Ltd

2100000.00

18 Samajawadi Party

1100000.00

19 M/s. Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd

500000.00

20 M/s. Reliance Industries Ltd, Mumbai

25000000.00

21 M/s. Reliance Petroleum Ltd, Mumbai

25000000.00

22 Government of Bhutan

20000000.00

23 M/s. Ranbaxy Ltd

2000000.00

24 Ravi K. Sinha

100000.00

25 Reckitt Ben

500000.00

26 Ganeshji Mandir

1000000.00

27 Shri Vyas Ram Sood

100000.00

28 Shri Ashok Kumar Jain

100000.00

29 Shri prithvi Lal Singh

200000.00

30 VSNL

100000000.00

31 British Business Group

100001.00

32 M/s. Ranbaxy Labortories

2000000.00

33 M/s. Arvind Laboratories

500000.00

34 Jankidas Kapur Sec. Public School

121000.00

35 Shri Hrishikesh Mukherjee

100000.00

36 M/s. Banglore Sweaters Ltd, Chennai

100000.00

37 M/s. Madras Knitwear Ltd, Chenai

100000.00

38 M/s. Wellknit Apparels Ltd, Chennai

100000.00

39 Dravidar Khazhagam Trust, Chennai

100000.00

40 M/s. Chunnu International

100000.00

41 Shri Shanta Kumar, Minister for Consumder Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, New Delhi

25000.00

42 Shri Pramod Mahajan, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs & IT

25250.00

43 Smt & Shri P.K. Dave

10000.00

44 Shri V. Dhananjay Kumar, MOS for Textiles

4000.00

45 Premvati Raghubir Charitable Trust

100000.00

46 M/s. Vivek Financial Focus Ltd

100000.00

47 Shri Jyoti Sagar

100000.00

48 M/s. J.L. Morison Ltd

200000.00

49 Khadi & Village Industries Commission

2000000.00

50 M/s. Jaya Advertising Agency

100000.00

51 M/s. Jaisudan Medical Foundation, Mumbai

100000.00

52 M/s.Dalal Engg. Pvt. Ltd

100000.00

53 Shri Vaiko,MP

15500.00

54 Shri H. Kannappan, MOS(NCES)

25000.00

55 Shri Gingee Ramachandran, MOS(Finance)

25000.00

56 Dr. C. Krishnan,MP

15500.00

57 JG Hindu Vidyalaya Metric Hr. Sec.School, Chennai

600000.00

58 Governor, UP

500000.00

59 Employees of Railways

150000000.00

60 Ms. Mamata Banerjee, Minister of Railways

24000.00

61 M/s. Lucknow Builders Association, Lucknow

101000.00

62 Children of City Montessori School, Lucknow

100000.00

63 M/s. Khattri Perfumers(P) Ltd

1100000.00

64 Lucknow Development Authority

500000.00

65 Lucknow Nursing Homes Assn, Lucknow

51000.00

66 Delhi Race Club

500000.00

67 Grey Iron Foundry, Jabalpur

175000.00

68 Mount St, Mary’s School, Delhi Cantt

350000.00

69 Dawoodi Bohra Community,Mumbai

5000000.00

70 Indian Pharmaceutical Association

250000.00

71 Engg. Projects(I) Ltd, New Delhi

225000.00

72 Chief Justice & Judges of Supreme Court

240000.00

73 Officers and Staff of Supreme Court of India

323488.00

74 Shri K.C. Pant, Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission

10000.00

75 Shri R. Venkatraman, former President of India

25000.00

76 Sangat Sahatgawad, Delhi

100000.00

77 The people of Nepal

6244146.11

78 Corporation Bank

10000000.00

79 Shri G. Mallikarjunappa,MP

100000.00

80 Food Corporation of India Ltd

20000000.00

81 Staff of Central Warehousing Corporation

20000000.00

82 Staff of Bureau of Indian Standards

10000000.00

83 NCCF

200000.00

84 ShAH Karim Al-Hussaini Aga Khan

25000000.00

85 Shri Sri Taralabal Jagatguru

100000.00

86 Shri Irfan Khan

5000000.00

87 Som Dutt Group of Companies

3000000.00

88 Shri C.M. Oberoi

250000.00

89 Ms. Padma Narasimhan

100000.00

90 Employees of Canara Bank

123566.21

91 Armenian Holy Church of Nazreth

2500000.00

92 Employees of MTNL

14200000.00

93 TCIL

10000000.00

94 ITI Limited

10000000.00

95 HCI, Singapore

1053973.00

96 NLC Ltd

20000000.00

97 Container Corporation of India Ltd

10000000.00

98 Shri Ajay Nath Jha

100000.00

99 GNOIDA

100000.00

100 Panacea Biotec Ltd

2100000.00

101 Gandhi Seva Loka Association,Jakarta

908000.00

102 Shri N.R. Dongre

100000.00

103 Indian Social Centre

200000.00

104 M/s. EIH Ltd

2500000.00

105 DG IT(Inv)

185000.00

106 PSU Banks

123100000.00

  Total received till 13.2.2001.

100.76 Crores

 

Gujarat Earthquake

13.02.2001

‘3’

PRIME MINISTER TO LEAD NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT

    At the all-party meeting on the Earthquake in Gujarat, held on February 3, 2001 with Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the chair, it was decided to set up a National Committee on Disaster Management.

    The proposed Committee will:

    1. suggest short-term, medium-term and long-term steps for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction in the earthquake-affected areas of Gujarat;
    2. Deliberate on the necessary institutional and legislative measures needed for an effective and long-term strategy to deal with national calamities in the future;
    3. Look into the parameters that should definite a National Calamity.

The composition of the Committee is as under:

Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chairman

Shri Sharad Pawar, Member of Parliament Vice-Chairman

Ministers

1) Shri L.K.Advani Minister of Home Affairs

2) Shri George Fernandes Minister of Defence

3) Shri Yashwant Sinha Minister of Finance

4) Shri K.C.Pant Deputy Chairman,

Planning Commission

5) Shri Nitish Kumar Minister of Agriculture

6) Shri Kashiram Rana Minister of Textiles

7) Shri Jagmohan Minister of Urban Development

8) Shri Pramod Mahajan Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Convenor

9) Dr.A.P.J.Abul Kalam Principal Scientific Adviser

Gujarat

1) Shri Keshubhai Patel Chief Minister, Gujarat

    The Representatives of the National Parties are - Smt. Sonia Gandhi President Indian National Congress Shri Bangaru Laxman President Bharatiya Janata Party Shri Kanshi Ram, President Bahujan Samaj Party Shri Harkishan Singh Surjit General Secretary, Community Party of India (Marxist) Shri A.B.Bardhan General Secretary, Communist Party of India.

    Representatives of State Parties are - Ms. J.Jayalalitha General Secretary, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Ms.Mamata Banerjee Chairperson, All India Trinamool Congress (She is also a Member of the Empowered Group on Gujarat) Shri Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, President,Asom Gana Parishad, Shri Naveen Patnaik, President, Biju Janata Dal, Shri M.Karunanidhi, President, Dravida Munnetra Kashagam, Shri Om Prakash Chautala, Acting President, Indian National Lok Dal, Dr.Farooq Abdullah, President,Jammu & Kashmir National Conference, Shri Sharad Yadav, President, Janata Dal (United), Shri Vaiko, President, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Shri Zoramthanga, President, Mizo National Front, Shri Syed Mohammadali Shihab Thangal, President, Muslim League Kerala State Committee, Shri G.K.Mani, President, Pattali Makkal Katchi, Shri Laloo Prasad Yadav, President, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav, President, Samajwadi Party, Smt. Jaya Jaitley, President, Samata Party, Shri Prakash Singh Badal, President, Shiromani Akali Badal, Shri Balasaheb Thakeray, President, Shiva Sena, Shri Pawan Chamling, President, Sikkim Democratic Front, Shri G.K.Moopanar, President, Tamil Manila Congress (Moopanar) and Shri N.Chandrababu Naidu, President, Telugu Desam.

    Cabinet Secretary will be the Member Secretary.of the National Committee. The National Committee will be serviced by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, New Delhi.

 

Gujarat Earthquake

02.02.2001

‘3’

PRIME MINISTER RECEIVES TELEPHONE CALL FROM GENERAL MUSHARRAF

    General Pervez Musharraf, Chief Executive of Pakistan called Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee today to convey his sympathy at the great loss of life caused by the earthquake in Gujarat. Prime Minister thanked the Chief Executive for Pakistan’s assistance. This gesture was greatly appreciated by the people of India.

Prime Minister assured the Chief Executive of India’s continuing desire to build a good neighbourly relationship with Pakistan.

 

Gujarat Earthquake

30.01.2001

'3'

PM’S STATEMENT ON EARTHQUAKE AT AHMEDABAD

    The following is the text of the statement of the Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, expressing sympathy in the wake of the earthquake at Ahmedabad yesterday:

    "I came to Gujarat today to express my sympathy and solidarity with my sisters and brothers here in the wake of the devastating earthquake that rocked many parts of the State on January 26. This is one of the worst natural calamities in India and the world. The entire nation shares the grief of the people of Gujarat in this hour of suffering, shock, and loss on a catastrophic scale.

    Today I visited Bhuj and did an aerial survey of some of the areas worst affected by the earthquake. I also visited some parts of Ahmedabad that bore the brunt of the quake. I have never seen a natural disaster of such fury.

    Mother Nature’s ways are inscrutable. But it is up to man to overcome the stiffest of challenges with determination and a collective spirit. I have come to echo the sentiment of all the one billion plus Indians that we shall overcome the stupendous challenge of relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction in Gujarat, just as we have collectively triumphed against countless odds in the past.

    I have constituted an Empowered Group of Ministers to constantly monitor the situation in Gujarat and take speedy steps for proper mobilisation and coordination of relief and rehabilitation activities. The Group will be headed by the Home Minister, Shri L.K. Advani, and include the Ministers of Defence, Finance, Food, Health, Urban Development and Housing, Agriculture, Textile, Telecom, Power and the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission. This would be in addition to the Crisis Management Group under the Cabinet Secretary, which has been meeting on daily basis.

    I have asked the Government of Gujarat to set up a separate Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Fund, which mobilise contributions and donations from India and abroad.

    I wish to assure the people of Gujarat that neither funds nor any other kind of assistance will be a constraint in accomplishing speediest possible rehabilitation and reconstruction in the State.

    The Government of India has approached the World Bank and the Asian Development for a soft loan of $ 1.5 billion (about Rs.6,500 crore). Given the magnitude and complexity of the task of rehabilitation and reconstruction, we have decided to remove restrictions on acceptance of foreign technology and assistance. The Finance resources to meet this calamity, including relaxation of the cap on the State Government’s Ways and Means account with the RBI. In addition to these measures, we will provide additional assistance of Rs. 500 crore from the Calamity Relief Fund. I am also earmarking another Rs. 20 crore from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to further augment the availability of finances. Governments of other States, too, have come forward with assistance of many kinds.

    The people of Kutch and other parts of the Gujarat are renowned for their industriousness. They are also known for their qualities of mutual help in time of adversity. I am confident that the large community of Gujaratis living in other States of India, as also those who are living in different parts of the world, will launch many philanthropic initiatives.

    It is heartening that countless voluntary organisations have activated relief and rehabilitation efforts in the State. Many international aid organisations have also rushed relief materials and medical personnel to Gujarat. I thank all of them for their humanitarian gesture. It will our endeavour to effect prefect coordination among all the activities of the Central Government, Gujarat Government, NGOs and ordinary citizens, so that available human, financial and material resources are used in the most effective manner.

    Tragic though the earthquake has been, it is also an opportunity for renovation and reconstruction. Every such natural disaster is a challenge for us to show our capability to ensure that life after the calamity is better than life before. Today we take a pledge that Gujarat and India shall rise to the occasion".

 

Gujarat Earthquake

30.01.2001

‘3’

PRIME MINISTER’S APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE TO CONTRIBUTE GENEROUSLY TOWARDS PM’S NATIONAL RELIEF FUND

    The Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee has appealed to the people to contribute generously towards the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund(PMNRF) for earthquake victims of Gujarat.

    Contributions/Donations can be made to the PMNRF through credit cards/cheques/drafts. Credit Card holders sending their contribution/donations may send duly signed form as per enclosure to the following address:

PMNRF, Prime Minister’s Office, PO Box No.:5411, New Delhi – 110 011.

Or

Fax the slip to FAX No.91-44-8202221

    Those who want to contribute/donate through cheques and drafts, they may send the duly filled form to PMNRF, Prime Minister’s Office, PO Box No.:5411, New Delhi – 110 011.

All donations are 100% exempted under Indian Income Tax Act.

Receipt for donations received shall be sent by post.

Forms can be downloaded from following web site:

http://pmindia.nic.in/funds/app.htm

 

GUJARAT EARTHQUAKE

28.01.2001

‘3’

PRIME MINISTER APPEALS TO THE PEOPLE TO CONTRIBUTE GENEROUSLY FOR THE EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

       Following is the text of the appeal made by the Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee to the countrymen for contributing money to PM’s National Relief Fund for Gujarat Tragedy:

"Dear Brothers & Sisters,

The country woke on the morning of 26th January, 2001 to the worst earthquake Independent India has seen. Thousands of people in the State of Gujarat have lost their lives and property worth crores of rupees has been damaged.

We cannot leave our brothers and sisters to the mercy of fate or the cruelty of vagaries of nature. At this moment, they need our help to tide over the calamity that has fallen upon them, to survive, to rebuild their lives as best they can.

The Union Government would be releasing funds from the existing schemes. However, given the magnitude of the calamity and the large number of people affected, the funds available are inadequate. You can help to meet the shortage by contributing money, no matter how small the amount, to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

Last year it was your assistance that has enabled us to meet the challenge posed by the Super Cyclone that devastated Coastal Orissa. I am confident that this time too, you shall come forward to lend a helping hand.

Together, we can overcome even this adversity.

Jai Hind."

 

GUJARAT EARTHQUAKE

26.01.2001

'3'

PRIME MINISTER’S CONDOLENCE MESSAGE FOR THE BEREAVED FAMILIES OF THE GUJARAT QUAKE-HIT VICTIMS

        Following is the text of the message of the Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee to the bereaved families of the Gujarat quake-hit victims:

    "I am deeply pained and distressed to know about the devastating earthquake that rocked Gujarat this morning, causing the loss of several hundred lives and extensive damage to private and public property. The earthquake has also caused destruction in some other States.

    I join all my countrymen in conveying our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and expressing our solidarity with the suffering people in all the earthquake-hit areas. As has been our proud tradition in all such times of natural calamity, it is the duty of one and all to come to the aid of our brethren in Gujarat and other quake-affected areas.

    I urge all the concerned agencies of the Central and State Government to begin rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations on a war footing. I also appeal to ordinary citizens, charitable institutions and voluntary organisations to coordinate with government agencies in dealing with this challenge effectively.."