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Royal Enfield donates Rs 2 Crore to Tamil Nadu Disaster Relief fund

Team OD Updated: June 10, 2021, 05:00 PM IST

Joining the crew of automotive manufacturers helping to fight COVID-19, Royal Enfield has donated Rs 2 Crore towards the Tamil Nadu Disaster Relief fund.

Mr Vinod K Dasari, CEO, Royal Enfield met the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr M.K Stalin and handed over a cheque of INR 2 Crore for COVID-19 relief work in the state. The Chennai-based neo-retro bike maker operates with three production facilities in Thiruvottiyur, Oragadam and Vallam Vadagal locations of the state.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Dasari said, "Tamil Nadu is the home of Royal Enfield motorcycles and we are committed to supporting the State in all its efforts to combat the devastating second wave of the pandemic.  Our commitment to extend support to the state government today is being accompanied by a host of initiatives that Royal Enfield is undertaking in the region to extend relief to the community. We continue to assess the situation closely and will undertake any further steps required to extend further support towards relief and rehabilitation efforts in the long run."

Tamil Nadu is one of the worst-hit states by COVID-19 in India as the state is registering a large number of cases daily and facing a shortage of vaccines. Royal Enfield has promised continuous support to the state in fighting the deadly COVID-19. The bike maker will donate more funds and provide further help if needed to overcome the second wave of the coronavirus. Due to the rapid increase in cases, Royal Enfield had also announced plant shutdowns in the month of May and utilised that time to carry out periodic maintenance at its manufacturing facilities. 

Text by Amit Saraswat

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