The Delhi Police on Friday donated Rs 1 crore to extend support to the flood victims in Kerala, which witnessed one of its worst deluge in close to a century, the police said. In a letter addressed to the Joint Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, the Delhi Police stated that major parts of Kerala have been badly affected by flood rendering countless number of people homeless and destitute.
“Major parts of Kerala state have been badly affected by flood rendering countless number of people homeless and destitute. As members of police force of the capital of the country, it is our bounden duty to come forward to donate and contribute to this noble cause,” the Delhi Police stated in the letter.
All officers and ranks of Delhi Police had come forward and voluntarily contributed for the total amount of Rs 1 crore to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for aid to the flood victims in Kerala, as a humanitarian gesture.
Heavy rains and flooding had claimed more than 300 lives since the monsoon fury hit the state on August 8.
Over 10.40 lakh people were still in 2,770 camps across the state.
(With inputs from agencies)