LONDON, JANUARY 02, 2005
NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has donated Rs one crore for relief
and rehabilitation of the victims of the tsunami disaster and education
of the children orphaned by the tragedy in India.
Lord Paul, founder-Chairman of the Caparo Group along with its charitable
foundation the Ambika Paul Foundation, said he has sent a cheque of
Rs 50 lakhs to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund as the initial
"The remaining Rs 50 lakhs are to be spent on the education of
the children orphaned by the terrible disaster and for rehabilitation
of villages adopted by Caparo," he said.
Sending the cheque, Lord Paul in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh said he would prefer the money to be used for adoption of a specific
village or villages for rebuilding.
"All the generations of the Paul family love India, are committed
to its progress, and this commitment will continue," he said in
Besides the Rs 50 lakhs already sent, the Caparo Group has offered
to pay for the education, up to High School level, of at least 100 children
orphaned by the tragedy.