Wednesday 24 April 2019

Dr BR Shetty donates $572,000 for Kerala relief

DUBAI, August 23, 2018

Dr Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, founder Finablr Group and chairman of Unimoni, UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare has donated INR4 crores ($572,000) in support of the ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of the floods in the Indian state of Kerala.

Dr Shetty met with Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, at Thiruvananthapuram today (August 23) and handed over the cheque.

He was accompanied by Promoth Manghat, Group CEO and executive director of Finablr, Prasanth Manghat, CEO and executive director of NMC Healthcare, and Amit Saxena, MD & CEO of Unimoni India, on the occasion.

“Despite the catastrophic event, the resilience shown by the people of Kerala is commendable. The rehabilitation of the nearly million displaced is a critical priority and we must all join hands to support this noble cause. The losses suffered by the people are unimaginable and I will be glad if my humble contributions can make a positive difference in rebuilding their lives. We will continue to extend our full-fledged support to government initiatives that will help in rebuilding God’s own country,” said Dr B R Shetty

Dr Shetty has further contributed INR 9.5 Crores to the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, which is facilitating the provisioning of relief support from the UAE. Additionally, Unimoni and UAE Exchange, alongside with NMC Healthcare, have been actively assisting the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts in Kerala through multiple initiatives.

"As a committed corporate citizen, who firmly believes in helping communities in times of need, it was our responsibility to do all that is in our power to aid the people of Kerala, who are facing this unprecedented natural calamity,” commented Promoth Manghat

“Our teams are in full action, across our global network, to extend every support possible for the millions affected and with support pouring in from all quarters, we are confident that Kerala will soon recover from this disaster. We have also rolled out global awareness campaigns for raising funds and collecting relief material, wherein our branches are acting as collection points.”

In an earlier announcement, UAE Exchange and Unimoni had globally waived off the service fee on remittances to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. – TradeArabia News Service

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