Mumbai, April 1: In the fight against COVID-19, nearly 2.56 lakh employees of State Bank of India (SBI) have decided to contribute two days of their salary to the PM CARES Fund.
"With this collective effort and commitment of SBI employees, Rs 100 crore will be donated to the PM-CARES Fund which has been created to fight the coronavirus pandemic," said the country's largest lender in a statement on Tuesday. Dalai Lama Donates to PM CARES Fund, Extends Support to Government Efforts to Tackle Coronavirus in India.
In order to fight the coronavirus pandemic, 2,56,000 members from SBI family have decided to donate their two days' salary to PM CARES Fund. Read more: https://t.co/8dBwH7VgzZ@challasetty @DFS_India #COVID19 #Coronavirus #SBIFamily #ProudSBI pic.twitter.com/FQpujdak9i
— State Bank of India (@TheOfficialSBI) April 1, 2020
Last week, SBI had committed 0.25 per cent of annual profit for FY 2019-20 as a part of its CSR activities to fight COVID-19. "We at SBI would keep continuing our support the government in all its endeavours to address the challenges of this pandemic," said Chairman Rajnish Kumar.
Meanwhile, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) decided to donate Rs 25 crore to PM-CARES Fund to fight against COVID-19. "We are also supplementing it with on the ground donation drives in villages across India, it said.