Huawei India employees support the victims of the Chinese earthquake

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 27 June 2008, 11:40 Hrs
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New Delhi: Huawei Telecommunications India, in support of the victims of the Chinese earthquake, has set up a collection from staff in India with donations going to a central relief fund. To date, Rs 22,50,000/- has been raised across Huawei's India operations in Gurgaon and Bangalore and a cheque has been presented to the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.

Since 12th May'08, an 'Earthquake Disaster Relief Team' was set up in the aftermath of the earthquake. It is made up of employees from different disciplines and departments who have contributed with their time and efforts to raise awareness and donations for the victims of the Chinese earthquake. The efforts have also been supported by the management of Huawei India and the funds will be used for providing material support to the affected families.

According to Max Yang, CEO, Huawei India, "The huge loss of life and property has struck a chord with many Huawei employees in India. We have colleagues here in India who have friends and family back in China that are affected by the earthquake and we decided that we would do all we could to help in whatever way we possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this earthquake."

A devastating earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale rocked south-west China at 14:28 on Monday 12 May 2008 and it is estimated that around 70,000 people lost their lives with as many as 18,000 people still missing. The earthquake affected 16 provinces and caused massive material damage to many remote cities and towns.

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