A four-member committee of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) visited some of the earthquake affected areas of Kathmandu and set up a relief camp at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Kathmandu.
Besides sheltering families rendered homeless in the quake in tents in the gurdwara compound and in its vicinity, 'langar' (food) is also being distributed to those coming to the shrine. The 'langar' is being prepared by the gurdwara staff, a SGPC release issued here on Wednesday stated/
The committee comprising of SGPC executive members Rajinder Singh Mehta and Mohan Singh Bangi and two officials Satbir Singh and Sukhdev Singh Bhurakona, met some of the quake hit families and assured them of help. This committee formed on the instructions of SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar has sent a detailed reported of what all is required for providing immediate relief to the victims.
As food is a priority, the SGPC has already decided to air lift large quantities of dry ration on Air Force planes to Kathmandu. Around 50 SGPC sewadars are also being sent to Kathmandu where they will be preparing 'langar' and then distributing it to the quake affected families.
SGPC opens relief office
The SGPC opened its relief office for the Nepal quake victims at Bhai Gurdass Hall here. SGPC official Bhupinder Singh will be incharge of this office.
Anyone wishing to assist the quake victims can approach this office. Dry ration, blankets and clothes can be sent to this office and the SGPC will ensure that these reach Kathmandu.
On the instructions of Makkar, the SGPC has started 'akhand paath' at Manji Sahib Dewan Hall in the Golden Temple complex in memory of those who perished in the quake. The 'bhog' of the 'akhand paath' will be held at the same venue on May 2.