Mumbai: India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council has (GJEPC) decided to contribute Rs. 21 crore to the PM-CARES Fund on behalf of the gem & jewellery trade in India, while pledging its commitment to the welfare of the nation.
Announcing the decision of the apex trade body, Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Chairman GJEPC said, “Nation is facing an unprecedented crisis and needs the service of organizations and their resources like never before. In such times, the Council steps forward to show its solidarity and ardent support towards all the initiatives undertaken by Government of India to Fight Covid 19.
“Under the strong and able leadership of our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Government of India has initiated proactively every possible measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country. I am hopeful that GJEPC’s contribution towards PM-CARES fund can make a difference to several initiatives undertaken by the Govt. towards relief of Covid 19.
“The economic situation of our country and that of several industries has taken a severe beating. We have also called upon our members, trade associates, Gem & Jewellery associations to come forward and donate generously to the PM-CARES Fund.”