KL NEWS NETWORK
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has raised a fund of Rs 1.16 crores for the flood-hit families of Kashmir, said the university’s public relations officer.
“A fund of Rs 1.16 crores have been donated by AMU faculty members, non-teaching employees and students,” said Dr Rahat Abrar, PRO AMU. “The University has transferred one lakh ten thousand rupees each to 100 flood affected families’ account to construct houses.”
The amount was given to the families living in three villages located in West, East and North Kashmir identified by a six member committee comprising three faculty members, President, Vice President and Secretary of the AMU Students’ Union, said the PRO.
Notably, the committee was appointed by the Vice Chancellor, Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah under the convener ship of Dr Abdul Majid Khan, Department of Islamic Studies for visiting Kashmir to identify the flood-hit.
“Out of 1.6 crore rupees,” the PRO said, “55 lakhs have already been distributed and again a University team intends to visit Kashmir to facilitate the distribution of remaining amount among the flood victims provided they are satisfied with proper utilization of first instalment.”