SHIMLA: Sh. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of SJVN informed that SJVN has always been responsive to the various issues being faced by society from time to time. In the present context, the society is engulfed with the widespread of COVID-19 pandemic, and as always SJVN is on the forefront in the fight against it. He stated that in these challenging times the role of health & hygiene is of prime significance and as a responsible corporate entity, SJVN recognizes the good work carried out by sanitation workers of Municipal Corporation Shimla. All the SJVN employees appreciating the work carried out by these CORONA Warriors, are voluntarily donating their one-day salary to Sanitation Workers (CORONA Warriors) of Municipal Corporation, Shimla. These CORONA warriors are around 1250 in numbers & each warrior will receive an amount of Rs. 5,000/- which translates into Rs. 62,50,000/-. These warriors include employees of MC, Shimla and sanitation workers engaged by MC, Shimla through SEHB Society.
Sh. Nand Lal Sharma was full of praise for sanitation workers (CORONA Warriors of MC Shimla). He said that the sanitation workers are the pillars on which, Shimla City is standing right now. These workers remain on their toes day in day out to keep Hill Queen Bright & Beautiful.
Sh. Nand Lal Sharma informed that employees of SJVN have already contributed one day salary to the PM CARES fund and one-day salary to HP, CM Relief Fund to combat the Corona challenge. He also informed that SJVN has also provided financial support of more than Rs. 2 Crore to the Government of Himachal Pradesh. The financial support has been extended to procure ventilators, other medical equipment, Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs), masks, sanitizers & gloves in various hospitals of Government of Himachal Pradesh.
Sh. Sharma further informed that SJVN has always been in the forefront in supporting the society and the government for tackling various issues which affect the nation and fellow countrymen. He further said that SJVN is also liberally extending support for distribution of food and other essential items to the needy.
Sh. Sharma also said that to aid in the battle against COVID-19, SJVN has contributed Rs. 25 Crore towards PM CARES Fund.