The COVID–19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the world. In a way, the pandemic has united all of us, and we are doing what we can.
In the last week of March, 2020, the Honourable Chancellor of Adamas University, Prof. Samit Ray, transferred Rs. 10,00,000 (1 million) to the Chief Minister’s Emergency Relief Fund for use in COVID relief. He also offered the campus of Adamas University for use as a 1,000 bed-hospital, quarantine centre for COVID patients and for housing doctors and other health professionals. Adamas was the first university in the country to have made such an offer of despite being a non-medical university.
This bold and magnanimous initiative of the Honourable Chancellor was widely acclaimed not only in India, but also across the world. Tributes and letters of appreciation were received from all continents. Here are some of them.