ICSK students handed over 21 lakh rupee towards Kerala ‘Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund’

IIK Staff Reporter
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The student, staff and management of Indian Community School Kuwait (ICSK) has magnificently contributed an amount of 21 Lakh rupees towards the Kerala ‘Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund’ for the recently affected flood relief operation in the state of Kerala, announced Dr Binumon, Senior Administrator & Principal in a press briefing. The amount was handed over to the Chief Minister of Kerala Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan at the Chief Minister’s office in Thiruvananthapuram by the Presidents of the school Senates of all the four branches of ICSK and Dr.V.Binumon Senior Administrator & Principal, on 12th October 2018.

Dr.V.Binumon along with teh students Master Moses Kurian Mathew (President- ICSK Senior), Ayman Nayeem Usman  (President - ICSK Khaitan), Ervin Castelino (President - ICSK Amman) and Miss  Janessa Amy Mathews (Vice President - ICSK Junior) were also attended the press briefing. Hon. Chairman of ICSK board of Trustee Shaik Abdul Rahiman and Hon. Vice Chairman Vinukumar Nair were also present.

"The school tried to arouse the feeling of compassion in the students towards the numerous relentless efforts to rebuild the state which was hit by the worst floods in a century, through videos which depicted the pathetic condition of the people, as almost 50% of the student community did not belong to Kerala", Dr Binumon said during the press briefing.

The students also shared their experiences in generating the feeling of empathy and social commitment among the students through this charity programme which instills the feeling of compassion and has succeeded in increasing their awareness and responsibility to the community around them and the world at large.

The Chief Minister Sri Pinarayi Vijayan expressed his delight as this is the largest amount of money contributed by any school till now. Chief Minister also acknowledged that the students from ICSK are the first ones among the schools from the Gulf Region to donate and visit the Chief Minister to personally hand over their contribution to him for this noble cause. He appreciated and recognized the school for its generous gesture by issuing a letter of appreciation. Students also presented him with a ship shaped memento, symbolizing Kuwait, to show appreciation and gratitude for the initiative taken, with a vision to help the people of Kerala.

The students also held an interaction with Kerala Minister for Public Works Department Shri. G. Sudhakaran who has taken the initiative and was in the forefront of the rescue operations in Kerala during the time of floods. He is actively involved in the rehabilitation process that is still going in the state.

The students also shared their experience in their interaction with the district collector of Thiruivananthapuram, the capital of the state, Dr. K. Vasuki IAS who through her inspirational speech and dynamic leadership motivated thousands to extend their help and support for the rescue operations in the state of Kerala. "It was really an inspiration for us to interact with the collector," students said.

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