For Morbi’s children, a lifeline from Adani Foundation

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Twenty children, including one yet to be born, who lost one or both parents in the Morbi Bridge collapse will benefit from an endowment of Rs 5 crore announced by the Adani Foundation. According to official records, seven children were orphaned after losing both their parents, and 12 children lost one of their parents in the bridge collapse. The Adani Foundation is working with the Morbi District Administration to set up endowments of Rs 25 lakh each for these children and for the yet-unborn child of a pregnant woman who lost her husband in the tragedy. In consultation with the authorities overseeing the relief efforts, the Adani Foundation will place the funds in secured fixed deposits for the 20 children so that the principal amount remains intact while the interest goes towards supporting their needs. The Adani Foundation’s Executive Director, Mr. Vasant Gadhavi, handed over the commitment letter for the principal amount to the Morbi District Collector.