Freedom Oil contributes Rs. 50 Lakhs to COVID 19 Telangana CM Relief Fund
Hyderabad: 07th April, 2020: Gemini Edibles & Fats India Pvt Ltd (GEF India) the makers of Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils today contributed a sum of Rs 50 lakh to the CM relief Fund for Telangana State to support the relief and safety measures being undertaken by the Government in view of COVID 19 pandemic.The cheque was handed over to Shri K T Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD, Industries and IT, Industry & Commerce, Government of Telangana, Shri. Etela Rajender, Hon’ble Health Minister, Govt of Telangana by Mr. Akshay Chowdhry, Group Vice President, , Gemini Edibles & Fats India Pvt. Ltd (GEF India) & Mr. P Chandra Shekhara Reddy Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils.
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Pradeep Chowdhry, Managing Director, Gemini Edibles & Fats India Pvt. Ltd., said, “ GEF India is humbled to contribute to Telangana Chief Minister Relief Fund in this time of India’s fight against COVID 19. We are confident that our contribution will have a positive impact on the communities that have been hit hardest by this unprecedented crisis. We appreciate the efforts being taken by the Central Government, the State Governments, district administrations, doctors and police in dealing with this unprecedented crisis, while ensuring supply of essential commodities to the citizens. As a part of our effort to support the communities where we operate, we have extended a contribution of Rs. 50 Lakhs towards the CM relief fund in Telangana State.”
The Employees of GEF India have also come forward and contributed 1-day salary towards the COVID 19 relief fund. GEF India will be forwarding the additional amount of Rs 9.25 Lakhs by 640 employees towards the PM CARES fund for COVID 19 on behalf of their employees.
GEF has implemented strict measures to ensure all their members, employees, partners, stakeholders remain safe from COVID-19. The management has undertaken an extensive drive to educate their employees on the seriousness of Coronavirus, identifying infections, and measures to safeguard them from being infected. GEF India is committed to fulfil its social responsibility to facilitate uninterrupted movement of Edible Oils as it’s an essential commodity amidst the lockdown. The plants are operational with all safety and health protocols.