I hope you and your family members are safe and healthy as I write to you amidst a lock down in most of the states on account of the second wave of the COVID Pandemic, however we are getting positive news that daily positive cases are on the decline and the recovery rate is high.
Friends it is important that we get vaccinated and hence I would like to appeal to all movers to get yourselves and your families vaccinated and also don’t let your guard down and always be masked up, this will help us deal with the purported third wave as us being stated by some medical experts.
Friends, we at AIFTP are equally concerned about the health and well being of our members as we have also lost quite a few members to this pandemic, we pray that their souls get eternal peace at the lotus feet if the almighty.
We have initiated a COVID Relief Fund with an initial contribution of ` 20 Lakhs from the Head Office, under the Chairmanship of our Past President Dr. Ashok Saraf to provide relief to needy members, who have suffered on account of hospitalisation on account of COVID and also to the family members of the members who have lost their lives on account of the pandemic. The details of the scheme are given on the third Cover Page. I also would like to thank the North and East Zone for Contributing ` 10 lakhs each to the fund and other zones are following, I am also thankful to the members who have shown their largesse and donated handsomely, and helping us in achieving the initial target of ` 1 Crore, members are also requested to donate generously for the Fund so we can help our AIFTP members in these testing times and also circulate the scheme amongst members so that they can benefit of the Scheme. We are glad to inform that at the time of writing this message we have already started disbursing amounts to the needy members, I would like to thank the COVID Relief Committee and the Office Bearers for coming to action immediately
Friends it is the time when we get busy with our annual filing works, members are requested to take due precautions while at work to ensure safety for themselves and their staff and are encouraged if possible to work from home.
On account of the pandemic it is difficult to meet physically and hence we had organised a few online Webinars and we are planning virtual conferences, details of which will be circulated to members over time
I would at the end request all of you to Stay Home Stay Safe and always be masked up.
M. Srinivasa Rao
National President, AIFTP