Cyclone FANI Rebuild Odisha: Gajapati Police & Public Donate Over Rs 6 Lakh To Chief Minister’s Relief Fund

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Bhubaneswar: In a bid to make its contributions towards ‘Rebuild Odisha’ after the devastating Cyclone FANI, Gajapati Police along with the general public there today donated Rs 6,14,076 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).

On May 8, the Gajapati Police led by the lady Superintendent of Police (SP) set an example by moving around the district headquarters town of Paralakhemundi with ‘thalis’ in hands in order to collect donations and relief materials from the public for the cyclone affected people and the districts.

Under the stewardship of such a sensible SP, the District Police personnel have also donated from their monthly salary each.

Soon after depositing the donation amount here at the State Secretariat, Gajapati SP Sara Sharma in her media reactions stressed, “One should try to build up more and more funds for this noble purpose because the large scale of destruction needs adequate funding.”

“When I came to Bhubaneswar after the cyclone, I got extremely moved by the sight. Most of the places have been devastated. Definitely more and more contributions are the need of the hour in any way possible. More and more awareness is also required in this respect,” she suggested.

The SP informed, “Gajapati Police and public have jointly donated Rs 6,14,076. Also we have dispatched relief materials directly to Puri. Apart from this, we are also collecting donations for the second phase next week and deposit it with Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).”

Elucidating the rationale behind her ‘thali’ campaign there, Sara Sharma contended, “Thali (brass metal plate) is considered auspicious and is a part and parcel of our Indian culture and tradition. We thought the ‘thali’ campaign will aware the public more and catch attention and will also inspire them to contribute more. Thus, we kickstarted the campaign.”

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Sara Sharma, SP, Gajapati