City industry joins hands to help those marooned in J-K

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana Ludhiana
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2014 21:06 IST

City industry joined hands to provide relief material to the residents of marooned Kashmir valley. Arrangements for items of daily usage have been done by the industry that would be forwarded by the district administration.

A meeting in this regard was also held by different industrial associations with deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal on Saturday.

Residents in large numbers have started sending relief material including blankets, food items among others to the affected people in the valley that is witnessing worst ever floods.

Different trade organisations including, Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisation (FICO), Knitwear Club, Shawl Club and Association of Ludhiana Machine Tools Industries have joined hands to help the people of valley.FICO president Gurmeet Kular said it was a time when every human being should help the sufferers.

“We have decided to provide every relief material that is required in the valley at this point of time. So many people have been killed and many others have suffered the fury of floods. It is our duty to help them,” Kular said.

FICO members donated 1,000 blankets and eatables for the disaster-hit people.Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) additional commissioner Kuldeep Singh, Ludhiana Sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Kuljeet Singh Mahi, Association of Ludhiana Machine Tools Industries (ALMTI) general secretary Manjeet Singh Matharoo, Knitwear Club chairman Vinod Thapar, club secretary Charanjiv Singh and Shingora Textiles Ltd managing director Mridula Jain were present in the meeting.

Vinod Thapar said 1 lakh blankets would be sent to Kashmir, along with other food material. Administration was coordinating with the concerned authorities to send the relief material from Sahnewal airport.

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