Standing true to its motto of serving lives, Mankind Pharma, the fourth largest pharmaceutical company of India, has pledged Rs. 2 crore for Assam and Bihar flood relief. The company has donated the money to the Chief Minister Relief Fund of the respective states so that the money can be utilized to help build the widely damaged houses, farmlands, schools, bridges and roads in Assam and Bihar. 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 the enormous increase in the number of COVID- 19 cases across the nation, both the states are also reeling under the devastating floods that have affected lakhs of people across both the states. To manage this disaster CSR of Mankind Pharma, has extended its support for the people of Assam and Bihar. 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 and CM relief fund to support the nation in the ongoing Pandemic. The company has also rewarded real life heroes during the lockdown and donated Rs. 5 Cr to Police Martyrs.
According to a Central Water Commission (CWC) bulletin, most rivers in the state continue to be flooded. 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 Assam and Bihar flood relief.
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 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.”
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