New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched 'Jan Andolan' an awareness campaign to promote appropriate Covid-19 behaviour ahead of the upcoming festival season, winter season and amid reopening of the economy on October 8. As part of this campaign, a COVID -19 pledge is to be taken by all.
Keeping up with the commitment of being a socially responsible organisation in fighting against COVID-19, SJVN Limited’s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma administered COVID -19 Pledge to all the employees via the public address system at SJVN Limited’s Corporate Headquarters, Shimla. On this occasion, Sharma, stated that everyone in SJVN is committed to being vigilant and follow the key message of the campaign – 'Wear Mask, follow physical distancing, maintain hand hygiene'. He urged all the employees to collectively work towards encouraging others around them to follow the key COVID-19 appropriate behaviours. On this occasion, SJVN Limited’s Director (Civil) SP Bansal, Director (Finance) AK Singh and Director (Electrical) Sushil Sharma were also present along with other senior officers.
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Sharma apprised that for combating the Corona challenge, SJVN has also contributed Rs 25 Crore towards the PM CARES Fund. In the fight against COVID -19, employees of SJVN have already contributed Rs 32,00,000 from salaries to PM CARES Fund and Rs 45,00,000 to CM Relief Fund/H.P.Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The employees of SJVN have also contributed Rs 59,00,000/- from their salaries to Corona Warriors (Sanitation Workers of MC, Shimla) (@Rs. 5,000/- per warrior).
He also informed that SJVN has provided financial support of Rs 3,20,00,000/- to the Government and Government Hospitals to procure ventilators, other medical equipment, Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs), masks, sanitizers & gloves, beds, mattresses, three-ply masks, thermal scanners, food items to needy individuals etc. With a view to meet any eventuality, which may arise due to COVID-19, 48 Beds have been earmarked for quarantine at Jhakri, Jeori and Kotla. These rooms have been provided with all required amenities, electricity and are sanitized for use in any exigency. Awareness is being spread through Mobile Health Vans, Hoardings, Medical Staff and Radio Jingles.
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