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Published on October 9th, 2014

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Maharashtra universities step up for Kashmir

Universities of Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Nanded and SNDT have jointly raised Rs 96 lakh for Kashmir relief, rescue efforts.
by The Editors | editor@themetrognome.in

The country has already stepped up to generously contribute for the recent tragedy in Kashmir. But the State of Maharashtra’s universities have collectively raised a little under Rs 1 crore.

The Vice Chancellors of Pune, Kolhapur, Aurangabad and Nanded Universities met the Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Universities in the State, Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan yesterday, October 8, and presented to him separate cheques aggregating Rs 61.78 lakh. The cheques were addressed to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the rehabilitation of persons affected by the floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The Governor welcomed the gesture of the Universities and sent the cheques to the Prime Minister’s office.

While Dr Wasudeo Gade, Vice Chancellor of the Savitribai Phule University of Pune presented a cheque of Rs 30 lakh for the PM’s Relief Fund, Dr BA Chopade, Vice Chancellor of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University gave a cheque of Rs 15 lakh. The Vice Chancellor of Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Prof Dr NJ Pawar gave a cheque of Rs 10 lakh for the PM’s Relief Fund, while the Vice Chancellor of the Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Dr Pandit Vidyasagar, gave a sum of Rs 6.78 lakh as contribution of the University’s staff towards the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

Previously, the University of Mumbai had given Rs 25 lakh and the SNDT University had donated Rs 10 lakhs to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for the rehabilitation of persons affected by the floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

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