Social Media Slams Paytm CEO For Donating Rs 10,000 to Kerala Flood Relief
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Social Media Brutally Slams Paytm CEO For Donating Rs 10,000 to Kerala Flood Relief

Paytm garnered about three crores to help the relief operations

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At present, Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, is reeling under massive floods, due to which more than 200 have already lost their lives and almost 700,000 people are living in 5,645 camps set up across the state. The unprecedented floods hit the state on August 8, and since then, there is no relief as such for the people residing in that area.

Amid all the devastation, the people are assisting in every possible way, and the governing bodies of various nations have flown help. Some are contributing by donating money, and others are coming up with all sort of stuff like medicines, blankets, clothes, eatables, and much more.

Even the politicians and celebrities are also leaving no stone unturned to assist the relief operations. Surprisingly, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, India's youngest billionaire and the founder of mobile payments company Paytm, has done something which was least expected out of someone of his caliber.

Vijay Shekhar took the internet by storm by donating a paltry sum of INR 10,000 from his personal account and to boost this deed of gratitude; he even posted a tweet announcing his assistance. He attached the screenshot of his payment towards Kerala relief and asked people to 'open their Paytm apps and donate now.’

His Tweet read, “Just did my Rs 10,000donation towards #KeralaFlood relief. Go ahead and open your Paytm app to donate now!” However, Vijay Shekhar later deleted his tweet after coming under intense fire from the social media.

To this, one of the users on Twitter took a shot at him and said, “Paytm founder @vijayshekhar Sharma, The youngest Indian billionaire with the net worth of $1.7 billion did a self-promotion by posting a screenshot of him donating a huge amount Rs.10,000 via his @Paytm app towards #KeralaFloods. Deleted it later.”

To his rescue, some people came forward and defended Vijay Shekhar and hailed his act and also said that his donation would encourage more people to join the fray. Interestingly, till date, the PayTm was able to raise about three crores towards the Kerala flood relief through their app.

It may seem somewhat perplexing from India's youngest billionaire end, but he undoubtedly ensured to make up his part. On the contrary Hanan Hamid, the Kerala College student who was trolled recently over social media for selling fish to carry out her education expenses made a donation of 1.5 Lakh. Going forward, the government has set up relief camps in many places, which can be contacted further by anyone who wants to pour more help. I sincerely wish the government to take care of the needy and fast recovery to those who got affected by nature’s untold fury.

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