AMRI fire heroes to be rewarded

January 25th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) The S.K. Birla Group and the Bharat Sevashram Sangha has joined hands to reward some of the local youngsters who risked their lives to save a number of patients at the AMRI Hospital, where 94 patients and staff died in a blaze Dec 9.

In a release, Birla announced that the group would fund the cost of job-oriented training for 16 of the economically disadvantaged boys who took part in the rescue operation after the early morning devastating fire.

Bharat Sevashram Sangha, a leading philanthropic organisation, whose monks rushed to the spot immediately after the fire broke out, is helping to identify the prospective beneficiaries from the Dhakuria area of south Kolkata where the hospital is located..

“The heroic and selfless act of local young men deserves to be rewarded,” Birla said.

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