Abu Dhabi, April 10: NMC and UAE Exchange group Chairman, Dr. B R Shetty has come forward to extend financial assistance to the victims of the Kollam - Paravur Temple fire tragedy to the tune of Rs. 2 crores. He has donated Rs. 2 crores to Chief Ministers welfare fund which has taken up the relief and aid program of the victims of the fireworks blast in Puttingal Devi Temple at Paravur in Kollam district, Kerala. He has also extended medical support with medicines and doctors, nurses, paramedical personals for the relief and aids operations.
In the worst-ever pyrotechnics tragedy to strike Kerala, 110 persons were killed and close to 400 injured, many of them grievously, on Sunday, April 10. Disaster struck the crowded precincts of the Puttingal Devi Temple at Paravur, south of Kollam, around 3.30 a.m. when an entire dump of fire crackers meant to be burst to mark the conclusion of the Meena-Bharani festival exploded.
Dr. B R Shetty is one of the biggest donors among other industrialist and entrepreneurs from the Gulf region. This is not the first time Dr.Shetty has come to the support of the people of our country. He has been a source of support to many welfare activities in many parts of the country.
Chief Minister, Oomman Chandy has thanked Dr Shetty for his concern and support.