Shirdi, Kolhapur temples donate for coronavirus relief

March 28 2020

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 Two prominent temple trusts in Maharashtra on Friday donated Rs 51 crore and Rs 2 crore to the government for providing various kinds of reliefs in the ongoing 'war against virus' in the state, officials said.


The Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi (Ahmednagar) announced a donation of Rs.51 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF), its CEO Arun Dongre said.


Besides, the SSST is already providing free food to all patients and their relatives at the Shri Sainath Hospital, Shirdi Orphanages, old age homes, a shool for deaf and dumb, destitutes and needy, police personnel and others through the Shri Sai Prasadalaya, he added.


The Devasthan Management Committee, Kolhapur, which administers a string of temples, has announced a donation of Rs 2 crore through the famed Mahalaxmi Temple, here.


"An amount of Rs 1.50 crore has been given to the CMRF, while Rs 50 lakh will go to the Collector for enhancing various medical facilities in the district to tackle Coronavirus," the Trust's Assistant Secretary Shivaji Salvi said.


Several other corporates and private companies have come forward to donate to the CMRF for the Covid-19 war in the past few days, besides taking up other community initiatives.


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