Vellore, December 03, 2018: Vellore Institute of Technology, one of India’s premier private higher educational institutions has been in the forefront of extending its help to all those sections who belong to the downtrodden and underprivileged sections. It has also mobilized resources and financial assistance to people who have been severely affected by natural calamities.
Towards rescue and rehabilitation efforts of the Tamil Nadu government to help victims affected by Gaja Cyclone, especially in the coastal and central districts of the State, VIT Vellore has extended financial assistance of Rs. 1.25 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
A cheque was personally handed over to the Chief Minister Edappadi K.Palaniswamy by Dr. G.Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor of VIT. The amount has been mobilized from students, parents, staff and non-teaching staff who have parted with a portion of their salary in addition to a contribution from the management of VIT.
Dr. Sekar Viswanathan, Mr. Sankar Viswanathan, and Mr. G. V. Selvam, Vice Presidents of VIT were also present on the occasion. It may be recalled that during the massive damage caused by the floods in Kerala a few months ago, VIT mobilized relief materials worth Rs. 24 lakh. The institute also gave Rs. 1 crore as relief amount with Dr. Viswanathan handing over a cheque personally to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.