India is on the UK’s red list for entry – which means that our students need to pay 1,750 pounds, that’s Rs 1,81,000 for a compulsory 10-day government-mandated quarantine in a hotel facility when they land in the United Kingdom. When NDTV put forth the plight of these students, Adar Poonawalla who saw the broadcast decided to step in. Now, with Adar Poonawalla’s personal donation of Rs 10 crore, there is a plan in place to ensure that the expenses of Indian students towards quarantine in the UK are covered. The implementation for the collection will be done by Ketto and utilisation of donations by the NGO Sanmat. NDTV is also encouraging other donations for this project – more details are on ndtv.com/unlockeducation.
Disclaimer: NDTV is the broadcast partner for the Campaign. The implementation partners for the collection and utilization of donations are Ketto Online Ventures Private Limited (Ketto) and Sri Someshwar Nath Mahadev Trust (Sanmat) respectively. The donations are received by Ketto and shall be utilized by Sanmat according to a plan prepared and monitored by Sanmat. Sanmat shall be solely responsible for shortlisting eligible students and providing financial assistance to them.
NDTV has no role to play in the collection or utilization of donations and will not be liable for any claim(s) made by any person or entity, including any statutory or governmental authority, arising out of the collection or utilization of these donations.