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Nepal Earthquake: IAS officers donate one-day salary to help aftershock victims

CM Nitish Kumar appreciated IAS offices' kind gesture and appealed to the officials of other services to follow suit.

Nepal earthquake, IAS donation
School students take out a candle light vigil in Amritsar on Wednesday to pay tributes to earthquake victims in India and Nepal. (Source: PTI Photo)

IAS officers in Bihar on Saturday donated their one-day salary to help the people hit by a series of quakes and aftreshocks in the state recently.

A cheque of Rs 2,65,681 was handed over to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by president of Bihar IAS Association Vijay Prakash and secretary Vivek Singh, an official statement said.

The Chief Minister appreciated their kind gesture and appealed to the officials of other services to follow suit.

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Kumar asked them to encourage people to construct earthquake-resistant buildings.

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He said the maximum number of casualties occur in the incidents of wall and rooftop collapses during quakes and cited the example of Japan where people build quake-resistant structures to minimise loss to property and life.

58 people were killed in the devastating April 25 tremblor and another 21 in the May 12 quake in different parts of the state.

The Chief Minister had also donated his one-month salary to help affected people.