SRINAGAR: Telecommunication company Vodafone on Thursday donated Rs 6.7 lakh to Sakhawat Centre for education of the children from flood-affected families in Kashmir Valley.
The amount was handed over to Chairman Sakhawat Centre Dr Yusuf-ul-Omer and its Secretary Mir Mohammad Ashraf at a ceremony held in t Iqbal Memorial Institute at Bemina here.
As part of its tie-up with the Sakhawat Centre, run by Iqbal Memorial Trust, a Srinagar-based NGO, Vodafone donated 1paisa out of every call or recharge and Rs 5 out of every new activation in the Kashmir province during the month of Ramadan.
The company made the effort for the third consecutive year.
Addressing the students, the Chairman said he would want to see the students who got scholarships doing well in their lives. He praised Vodafone’s “warm gesture towards this noble initiative”.
“Children are future of a community and these children should stick to their goals and do well in their lives,” Dr Yousuf-ul-Omer said.
Pushpinder S Gujral, Business Head, J&K Vodafone, said the company, as a “people-centric organisation”, always works towards being a “meaningful member of the society and tries to contribute to its development”.
“Since education for all is a pre-requisite for growth and development of the society, in this third consecutive year of our tie-up with the Sakhawat Centre, we decided to contribute the funds for supporting education of the children,” he said.