The corporations of the Capital are all set to do their bit for the flood affected people in Uttarakhand.
Be it organising relief camps to collect aid or by collecting funds, the corporators are extending support to help the state in distress.
According to leader of the House in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mahinder Nagpal, the corporation — under the aegis of his NGO Prerna — had organised a camp at Ashok Vihar on Sunday to collect aid for the flood victims.
“We have collected three truckloads of relief material from the residents of the area. We will go to Dehradun and give them away at a dharamshala there at Saharanpur Chowk,” Nagpal said, adding that the relief material are both for tourists, who are stuck at various places in Uttarakhand, as well as for the locals.
“We have collected blankets, biscuits, torches, candles, clothes, slippers, water, atta, dry food, rice, medicines, sugar and spices worth R9 lakh. Cash to the tune of Rs 3.5 lakh has also been collected, which will be given for the relief of those who had been affected,” he said, adding that the other corporators of Delhi should also collect aid from residents and send them to those in need.
“We will speak to them and see whether it is possible to tap into the councilors’ funds and contribute. They should also take help from people and ask RWAs, NGOs and institutions to contribute,” Nagpal said.
He added that people spontaneously had contributed during the collection drive on Sunday.