SGPC to send three-member team to assess loss in Nepal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Apr 26, 2015 20:45 IST

After a devastating earthquake hit Nepal leading to large number of deaths, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has formed a three-member committee to visit Nepal and assess the loss.

In a statement, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said the three-member committee, comprising Rajinder Singh Mehta, Satbir Singh and Mohan Singh Bangi, would reach Nepal on Monday.

The committee will assess the loss and look for the best ways to help people there.

‘SGPC prepared for sending food’

Following Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal asking the SGPC to send food packets to Nepal, the SGPC said it was fully prepared with it.

Although the SGPC had started preparing foods for people of the earthquake-hit Nepal, the SGPC officials had to stop preparations after a Saturday night message that no flight would be available on Sunday.

A SGPC spokesperson said: “We are fully prepared and as soon as we are told about the availability of flights, we will get the food packets ready.”

Notably, Badal had asked Makkar to get 20,000 food packets prepared for the earthquake-hit Nepal.

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