New Delhi: Many premier educational institutions pledged to contribute to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund and help in the governments fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Shortly after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on March 27 had appealed to different organisations and individuals, in West Bengal and abroad, for making contributions to the fund, the staffs of Aliah University expressed their desire to donate to the fund.
The Fulltime, part-time, contractual faculty members and non-teaching staff of Aliah University, West Bengal have donated their 1-day salary to West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund on Saturday, 4th April to fight COVID-19 pandemic. A total amount of Rs 5, 37,880/- has been transferred.
Finance Secretary DebashisDutta added, “There are so many things people can do to support those affected right now. Big or small, every donation or act of service goes a long way. Our thoughts are with every single person and business affected right now.”
There are a total of 53 COVID-19 cases in West Bengal so far. There are over 3300 coronavirus cases in India, confirmed the ministry of health and welfare. As many as 62 deaths were reported from various parts of the country.
Aliah University is a state government controlled autonomous university in New Town, West Bengal, India. Previously known as Mohammedan College of Calcutta, it was elevated to university in 2008. It was established with sincere intention to serve the educationally backward classes and minority communities of West Bengal by way of promoting higher learning among them. Aliah University ensures excellence in learning and teaching through the setting of a high standard of performance, targeted support and development, and a dedicated academic and administrative staffing profile.