ISMAANA Alumni 1:1 Alumni Match for PM CARES Fund – Covid-19 relief

April 13, 2020 0 comments ISMAANA Admin Categories Uncategorized

Update 04/24: Alumni match is now doubled, i.e., $2 match for every dollar donated for this cause.

Dear ISMAANA Admin:

The current outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic is creating a great sense of personal and social insecurity around the world. India is going through 3 weeks of national lockdown to combat this virus. This is creating an immense amount of hardship among poor and disadvantaged people many of whom have lost their means of livelihood and in some cases their shelter. PM Narendra Modi has created PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-Cares) Fund primarily to deal with the emergency situation posed by the Corona Virus pandemic. PM is the head of this fund along with defense, home, and finance ministers as the members.
People from all walks of life in India are enthusiastically contributing to this fund. They include common citizens, students, celebrities, foundations, and corporations. No amount is too small. In the first few days of the establishment of this fund over $295 million has been raised.
We at ISMAANA would like to help our mother country in this time of great suffering and need. You may have received an appeal letter from Director IIT (ISM) requesting any contributions to the PM Cares fund to be routed through IIT (ISM) Dhanbad. IIT (ISM) will direct the funds to PM Cares along with contributions from other alumni groups as well as donations from faculty members and staff of IIT (ISM) who have committed to contribute two days’ salary to the fund.
We humbly request for your generous donation to the PM Cares fund by writing a check to “Indian School of Mines Alumni” with ‘For deposit only’ written in the back of the check and ‘PM Cares Fund’ written in the memo section of the check. Please mail it to ISMAANA C/O Atul Kumar Treasurer, 46 Huntsman Horn circle, The Woodlands, TX 77380. ISMAANA shall provide a receipt of your donation promptly. One of our alumni will generously match 100% of your donations up to $1 million.
The need in India is great and urgent. We request your donations promptly as we would like to send our first check to IIT (ISM) as soon as possible.
With best wishes and regards.

Dipak Sarkar
President ISMAANA
On behalf of ISMAANA Board