The picturesque valleys of Kashmir were witness to one of the worst floods in over 50 years in the region. The catastrophe is such, in Srinagar, cops and under trials shared unusual bonding in the worst days of floods and when nearly all police stations were submerged, inmates at police lock-ups spent four days on the rooftop with cops. Now, group companies of Japanese multinational, Honda Motor Company, in India, today announced a contribution of Rs 3 crores towards the relief and recovery efforts in Jammu & Kashmir. The contribution is aimed at providing relief and rehabilitation for affected people and reconstruction of areas devastated by the floods and landslides that hit the state this month. Cheques amounting to Rs 3 crores were given to the Prime Minister’s Office for the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund yesterday.
Commenting on the severity of the devastation, Mr. Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Managing Officer, Honda Motor Co. and President & CEO, Honda Motor India said, “We express condolences and deepest sympathy to all the affected people who lost their near and dear ones, their homes and their livelihoods in this massive calamity. We hope that this contribution will help in restoration of the devastated infrastructure and help rebuild lives of the affected people.”
All Honda group companies in India – Honda Cars India Ltd., Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd., Honda Siel Power Products Ltd, Honda R&D (India) Pvt. Ltd and Honda Motor India Pvt. Ltd have contributed towards the reconstruction and recovery of the region.