07 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: As kindness knows no age bar, caste, creed or religion since it is a divine trait already bestowed since one’s birth, the two little girls of Bargarh in western Odisha region have been the quintessential testimony to such a heavenly virtue evincing the age-old adage “Live and Let Others Live”.
Immensely moved by the untold misery and plight of the people battered by the catastrophic Cyclone Fani in coastal Odisha, the two generous souls have spontaneously extended their helping hands by donating Rs 10,000 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for the noble purpose of relief and restoration measures being undertaken on a war-footing.
The exemplary role played by the little angels came to fore when the Bargarh Collector tweeted: “Two little girl Manisarani Padhan and Lipsarani Padhan of Bausenmora reading in Class III & Class IX respectively donated Rs 10,000 from their piggy bank to CMRF. Proud of them.@CMO_Odisha @SRC_Odisha”- Bargarh Collector”
The devout duo Manisarani and Lipsarani met the Bargarh Collector yesterday (May 6) and donated the amount to the relief fund.
Responding promptly to the Bargarh Collector’s tweet, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also extolled the two girls by describing their act of kindness as an exemplary one.
The Chief Minister in that laudable tweet has also simultaneously appealed to one and all to extend helping hands in a bid to instill happiness in the lives of the FANI-affected people.
The Odisha Government has yesterday issued two SBI bank accounts: 11109339165, IFSC Code: SBIN0010236
10566116417, IFSC Code: SBIN0006606 for donations to the CMRF.
The Chief Minister has himself donated his salary of one year to the CMRF yesterday. One can donate to the CMRF online at cmrfodisha.gov.in.
Notably, donations to the CMRF are exempted from Income Tax under Section 80G of the I.T. Act.