Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s appeal to all Malayalis across the world to donate a month’s salary to rebuild the state is finding more support in the social media.
Governor P Sathasivam, Director General of Police Loknath Behera, Congress MLA and former minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, minister Mercy Kuttiamma, Excise Commissioner Rishiraj Singh and Kochi Metro Rail Limited Managing Director A P M Mohammed Hanish were among those who accepted salary challenge and decided to contribute their one month salary to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) to rebuild the state.
Handed over cheque for Rs. 2.5 lakh to Shri Tom Jose IAS,Chief Secretary, Govt of Kerala , as balance amount towards my contribution of one month's salary to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. Had given https://t.co/GFicstsNfx lakh on 14th August @CMOKerala #RebuildKerala pic.twitter.com/oJPNMn23MK
— Kerala Governor (@KeralaGovernor) 27 August 2018
Earlier health minister K K Shailaja had contributed a month’s salary to CMDRF. On Monday the staff in the offices of the chief minister and the health minister come forward offering their salaries to the relief fund.
In a message posted on his social media handles, the CM on Sunday said if ‘Malayalis’ across the world came together to address the crisis, money would not be an issue in rebuilding Kerala.
Following this, a number of people have come forward to donate their salaries to the CM’s relief fund which would be used to rebuild the Gods Own Country.
All government employees of Tamil Nadu were also donating a day’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF), which would come to approximately Rs 200 crore.