~ The funds will be utilized in offering food and medicine in the flood affected region~
Mumbai, 14th August 2020: Standing true to its motto of serving lives, Mankind Pharma, the fourth largest pharmaceutical company of India has come forward to donate Rs 2 Crore for the Assam and Bihar flood relief. The company has donated the money in Chief Minister Relief Fund of the respective states so that the money can be utilized to help build the widely damaged houses, farm lands, schools, bridges and roads in Assam and Bihar as lakhs of people have been affected and thousands of families are forced to take shelter in temporary relief camps because of the ongoing flood problem in the state.
With already enormous increase in the number of COVID- 19 cases across the nation, both the states are also reeling under the devastating floods. Battling a dual fight against Covid-19 and the flood of epic proportions, it has already affected lakhs of people across both the states. To manage this disaster Mankind Pharma, has extended its support for the people of Assam and Bihar.
The motto of ‘Serving Life’ for Mankind Pharma encompasses three major pillars of Quality, Affordability and Availability. The company has always aspired to be recognized as a top brand both in revenue and serving mankind/ people through its CSR activities. It has always come forward as a responsible corporate house and contributed in such times of crisis.
The company recently helped several state governments in their fight against COVID-19 by not only donating money but also by helping them with ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) and medicines. Mankind Pharma has also donated Rs 51 crore in PM & CM relief fund to support the nation with the ongoing Pandemic. The company has also rewarded real life heroes during the lockdown and donated Rs. 5 Cr to Police Martyrs.
Mankind Pharma will work towards the betterment of public welfare in these times of distress. According to a Central Water Commission (CWC) bulletin, most rivers in the state continue to be in spate. Rivers such as the Brahmaputra, Dhansiri, Jia Bharali, Kopili, Beki, Kusiyara and Sankosh in Assam and Baghmati, Burhi Gandak, Kamlabalan, Adhwara, Khiroi, Mahananda and Ghaghra in Bihar are flowing above the danger level. In such a scenario Mankind Pharma has taken a critical step to fulfill their social responsibility and deliver the much required help for the state.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajeev Juneja, CEO, Mankind Pharma, said, “This is one of the most challenging periods that our country is undergoing today when people in Assam and Bihar are facing the devastating floods along with the deadly COVID-19. Mankind Pharma has always worked towards the betterment of public welfare in times of distress. At this moment what matters most is sharing the responsibility of fight against the adversity. Being one of the leading pharma company of India, we would like the fund to be utilized for providing relief material and medical assistance. We hope the little support that we as an organization are extending can prove helpful for the affected families.