IOC aid for children of cancer victims

Indian Oil Corporation has given aid of Rs 96,000 in support of the Child Education Sponsorship programme being run by a nationwide NGO,Global Cancer Concern India (GCCI).

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 4, 2012 4:53 am

Indian Oil Corporation has given aid of Rs 96,000 in support of the Child Education Sponsorship programme being run by a nationwide NGO,Global Cancer Concern India (GCCI).

Under this programme GCCI adopts children from cancer victimised families to prevent them from dropping out of school due to the cancer burden on the family. Once adopted,these children receive support till completion of their senior secondary education.

In a ceremony held at the Indian Oil Bhawan in Sector 19 today,the General Manager Incharge,IOC-PSO R K Arora handed over a cheque of Rs 96,000 to the Deputy Director of the NGO Vineet Marwaha. The current grant would help to cover the expenses of 16 children from cancer victimised families for this year.

Marwaha lauded the initiative of IOC in taking up this cause under its Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

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