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Coronavirus impact: Yamaha employees contribute a day's salary

Team OD  | Updated: May 11, 2020, 08:45 PM IST

The Japanese bike maker has announced that its employees have donated a day's salary starting from April on a voluntary basis to support the government's fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. The permanent employees and trainees of the company based at the three plant facilities in Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana have donated a total of Rs 61.5 lakh.

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The company feels that it is a moral responsibility to extend its support and make efforts to help the needy people by contributing with essentials, healthcare and charity. Of the total amount of Rs 61.5 lakh, Rs 25 lakh will go to Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund (Government of Tamil Nadu) and Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (Government of Uttar Pradesh) and the remaining Rs. 11.5 lakh to the PM Cares Fund.

Takahiro Henmi, executive vice president at Yamaha Motor India said, "This is a global crisis and Yamaha's task as a global company is enormous. During such time what COVID-19 has prompted, Yamaha feels that it is important for everyone to stand united against the pandemic and come forward to support the government in winning this battle. I appreciate and also feel proud as our employees decided to join the global community in full spirit by voluntarily donating a day's salary. It will certainly help the government to fast-track relief measures for the people of India. We will also continue to provide assistance to the government in the best way we can."

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