Srinagar:- Vodafone India, one of Indias leading telecommunications service providers, commemorated the holy month of Ramdaan by donating more than INR 6 lakh to Sakhawat Centre to help facilitate education of children from flood-affected families in J&K.
of its tie-up with the Sakhawat Centre run by Iqbal Memorial Trust, an NGO in Srinagar, Vodafone donated 1paisa out of every call or recharge and Rs 5 out of every new activation in the Kashmir province during the entire month of Ramdaan, starting June 19, 2015. This time around, Vodafone raised funds specifically for children from those families whose lives had been affected by the floods which had ravaged the valley last year.
Through this initiative, this year, Vodafone collected a total of Rs 6.7 lakh which was given to the Sakhawat Centresaid, Pushpinder S Gujral, Business Head, J&K Vodafone said.
As a people-centric organisation, Vodafone always works towards being a meaningful member of the society and tries to contribute to its development. With floods ravaging the valley last year, we at Vodafone felt the need to help restore lives of Kashmir populace and help them stand back on their feet.he added
And since education for all is a pre-requisite for growth and development of the society, so in the third consecutive year of our tie-up with the Sakhawat Centre, we decided to contribute the funds raised through this giving initiative for supporting the education of children from families which had suffered during the floods in Kashmir .
Expressing his views on the initiative, Dr. Yusuf-ul-Omer, Chairman, Sakhawat Centre (under Iqbal Memorial Trust) said, We are happy and proud to continue this association with Vodafone for a third year running as it helps bring about a positive change in the society and more specifically in the life of needy children.
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