Kerala to organise farewell for defence forces on Aug 26

Updated:3 months, 4 weeks ago IST

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Aug 22 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addressed mediapersons bringing up-to-date with the current situation in a calamity torn Kerala on Wednesday. Speaking on the efforts and contributions of the defense forces, CM Vijayan said, “The government has decided to organise a farewell on August 26 to express its love and gratitude towards the various defence forces who helped in relief and rescue operations in the state.” He further addressed the hot topic of United Arab Emirates (UAE) coming forward with a donation of Rs 700 Crore. Speaking on this, he said, “2016 National Disaster Management Policy says, ‘if government of another country voluntarily offers assistance as a goodwill gesture in solidarity with the disaster victims, the central government may accept the offer’. Right now only talk is happening, let us see what happens.”

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