Posted on August 22, 2018

Kalyan Jewellers has announced that its employees will contribute over QR522,000, equivalent to around Rs 10mn, to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) in view of the floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala. 

More than 8,000 employees working across Kalyan Jewellers showrooms and My Kalyan outlets in the Middle East and India raised this amount by contributing one day’s salary towards flood relief and rehabilitation, the jeweller said in a press statement. The cheque will be handed over to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by employee representatives of Kalyan Jewellers in Thiruvananthapuram. 

T S Kalyanaraman, chairman and managing director of Kalyan Jewellers, said: “Kerala is going though one of the most testing phases in its history, with floods and landslides claiming lives and homes. Our employees have volunteered to contribute one day’s salary towards the CMDRF. I express my gratitude to my team and join them in prayers and sincerely hope that the normalcy returns to the state, quickly.” Earlier this month, the Kalyan Jewellers management had contributed a sum of over AED522,000 towards flood relief initiatives. Apart from monetary support, Kalyan’s team was also actively involved in ground level relief activities across the state, the statement noted. 

Some Kalyan showrooms are also functioning as collection points for ‘Home Re-Entry’ kits, which are being distributed in Kerala.

source: Gulf Times