APRIL Group rallies support for India’s Covid-19 fight

APRIL Group, the Indonesia-based pulp and paper manufacturer and a part of the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group of companies, has stepped forward to support India’s efforts to combat the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

16 Jul 2021 | By Noel D'Cunha

His Excellency Kumaran (c) with Singhavi (r) and Ratnesh Bedi, president, Pacific Oil & Gas, an RGE company (left), pictured at the handover ceremony in Singapore

Together with colleagues from other RGE offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Canada, India and the United Arab Emirates, APRIL employees helped to raise a total of USD 5,07,000 in donations for the procurement of 40 advanced MedTech Alpha ventilators and 36 Yuwell bi-level positive airway pressure machines.

Delivered to the Government of India via the High Commission of India in Singapore, the donations join wider global efforts to help alleviate India’s medical equipment shortage and curb the spread of the virus in the world’s second-most populous country.

The symbolic handover was attended by the High Commissioner of India to Singapore, His Excellency P Kumaran, and Praveen Singhavi, president, APRIL Group. 

His Excellency Kumaran said, “The High Commission of India in Singapore appreciates this very timely assistance from the Indian community in the RGE group of companies. This act of solidarity shows that we are all equally and deeply affected by the crisis, and that the pandemic will end only if it ends everywhere. We remain hopeful that the situation will improve thanks to greater support from around the world. We are doing our very best to save lives. We will overcome this together.”

Singhavi said, “Exporting to more than 70 countries and consisting of a very diverse group of employees including Indians, APRIL Group is very concerned about the difficult situation India is facing. Since the onset of the global pandemic, we have worked tirelessly to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and the communities in which we operate”.

He added, “Our employees have friends and loved ones in India, and the APRIL Group community has urgently rallied together to make this meaningful contribution to bolstering India’s recovery. We are also grateful to be working with the High Commission of India in Singapore and we sincerely hope more lives can be saved”.

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