Guwahati, Aug 18 : In support of the Assam state government's commendable efforts in flood recue and relief work, Diageo India, India's leading premium spirits company on Saturday donated a sum of Rs 1 crore to the Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
The state government is doing commendable work in providing support and aid to the Assamese people who have been badly impacted by the floods this year.
A team from Diageo India led by Sandeep Singhal, Chief Operating Officer – East; Saubhik Mukherjee, Corporate Relations, personally presented the cheque to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati, reinforcing its commitment to the communities it operates in.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the floods have caused widespread damage with more than 50 lakh people having been affected with many more flood victims seeking shelter in relief camps.
Among the most affected districts are Darrang, Barpeta, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Jorhat and Cachar. A total crop area of approximately 16,221 hectares of land is still under floodwaters.
Reinforcing this commitment, Sandeep Singhal, Chief Operating Offer- East, said that, the Assam State Government under Chief Minister Sonowal is doing laudable work in providing timely and necessary aid and relief to the communities and people most impacted by the unprecedented floods.
"At Diageo India, the well-being of our communities we operate in is important and we are grateful to able to offer our support in this noble initiative at this difficult time, and help augment the important work being done by the state and its various representatives," Sibghal said.
Assam Excise department PRO Sailen Pandey and the officials of Diago India were also present in the occasion.
Diageo India is the country's leading beverage alcohol company and a subsidiary of global leader Diageo plc. The company manufactures, sells and distributes an outstanding portfolio of premium brands such as Johnnie Walker, Black Dog, Black & White, VAT 69, Antiquity, Signature, Royal Challenge, McDowell's No.1, Smirnoff and Captain Morgan. Headquartered in Bengaluru, our wide footprint is supported by a committed team of 3500 employees, 51 manufacturing facilities across states and union territories in India.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)