City extends helping hand to Uttarakhand
To help people stuck in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, several city-based organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs) are coming forward. The city is putting up stalls to collect relief material, serving langar at various places and collecting money.chandigarh Updated: Jun 23, 2013 23:13 IST
To help people stuck in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, several city-based organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs) are coming forward. The city is putting up stalls to collect relief material, serving langar at various places and collecting money.
The members of Garhwal Sabha, Chandigarh, has put up stalls to collect relief material at Garhwal Bhawan in Sector 29, Triveni temple in Sector 7, Sector 46 and at housing complex in Manimajra.
The sabha also flagged off two trucks to Uttarakhand containing food packets, water and blankets on Sunday.
General secretary of sabha Chandi Parshad Bhatt said, “We have established a separate cell 'Uttarakhand Apda Rahat'. Individuals and societies are coming forward for this noble cause and are contributing articles and money wholeheartedly.”
President of Kumaon Sabha, Chandigarh, Bachan Singh Nagarkoti said, “We have already collected relief material and will send it in a truck to Uttarakhand on Monday. The people of city have supported us completely.”
A meeting of city traders was held at Sector 17 on Sunday under Kamaljit Singh Panchhi, chairman of Sector-17 traders' association. They they appealed to all traders' associations, residents' welfare associations and industries association to come forward and help the victims by sending cheques and demand drafts in the favour of Prime Ministers' Relief Fund, which could be deposited with the deputy commissioner office.
Also, eatables, water and other basic necessities can be delivered at Red Cross, Sector 11, Chandigarh, which is operating 24 hours.
A weeklong Uttarakhand Relief Camp organised by various NGOs and residents' welfare associations started at the roundabout of Sector 18/7 on Sunday.
Chandigarh Golf Club donates Rs 10 lakh
The members of Chandigarh Golf Club have decided to contribute an amount of Rs 10 lakh as a token of help towards the Uttarakhand tragedy. Club secretary Manpreet Singh Waraich said the decision was taken in the general house meeting held on Sunday. '
To extend helping hand contact
Uttarakhand Relief Camp: 9888370000, 98157 91999, 97793 01000
Uttarakhand Bhratar Sangathan: 9988646573
First Published: Jun 23, 2013 23:12 IST