Coronavirus outbreak has become a huge problem for the world. The Indian government has announced coronavirus lockdown for a period of 21-days and there is no update about lockdown period to get extended in India. Indians across the globe are coming together to fight the impact of Covid-19. People are generously donating in Prime Minister Fund and other state government funds.
Calcutta University vice-chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee told PTI, she was in talks with the Pro-VC and registrar to facilitate contribution of a “fairly substantial amount” to the relief fund soon.
Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Suranjan Das said, We have requested teachers, officers and employees to respond to the appeal for contributions to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Making a similar commitment, St Xavier’s University vice-chancellor Father Felix Raj said, fundraising has begun and the authorities are hopeful of handing over the money soon.
The faculty and other employees of Visva-Bharati, a central university located in Santiniketan, will donate one day’s salary of the month of March to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.