FLOOD RELIEF: Uttarakhand: From June to August 2013, our Kankhal and Dehradun centres completed extensive primary relief work among thousands of affected families in the districts of Rudraprayag and Chamoli. In the present year, the centres initiated the 2nd phase of primary relief work as a follow-up service.
In this second phase of relief work, from 1 March to 22 April, our Kankhal centre distributed 1,22,732 kg rice, 5000 kg dalia (broken wheat grains), 54,320 kg flour, 45,472 kg dal (lentils), 5128 kg sugar, 220 kg chira (rice flakes), 400 kg gur (molasses), 10,000 kg potato, 4457 kg milk powder, 11,831 kg salt, 5044 kg candles, 21300 matchboxes, 2,17,000 halogen tablets, 3124 kg tea powder, 4008 litres edible oil, 1060 kg puffed rice, 49.4 kg turmeric powder, 49.4 kg chilli powder, 4080 packets of biscuit, 3340 dhotis, 1840 saris, 7795 sweaters, 1000 skivvies, 4425 chaddars, 13,416 metres of fabric, 11,490 blankets, 13,505 sets of school uniforms, 15,822 ready-made garments, 1575 suits, 428 quilts, 4000 pressure cookers, 1825 kg tawa (griddle), 6905 kg kadahi, 126 sets of utensils (each set containing 3 vessels, a plate, 2 bowls, a tumbler and a kettle), 765 kg buckets, 576 mugs, 60 spoons, 12,231 kg assorted utensils (plates, tumblers, kettles, bowls, etc.), 1670 dictionaries, 176 kg assorted agricultural equipment, 2500 torchlights, 4500 umbrellas, 3504 solar lanterns and 500 trunks among 5714 families belonging to 47 villages and 9259 students belonging to 195 schools in Guptakashi and Agastya Muni areas. Besides, 1847 flood-affected patients were treated in our medical camps.
On the other hand, from 8 February to 31 March, our Dehradun centre distributed 7273 blankets, 2000 ladies garments, 7772 sweaters, 5100 shawls, 6100 jackets, 2000 mattresses, 4000 quilts, 3000 school bags, 100 books, 2100 utensils, 1400 solar lights, 1000 torches, 2100 doormats, 2000 woolen caps, 500 sets of track-suits, 1500 pants, 52 cushions, etc. among 4413 families in 95 villages and 3580 students in 30 schools of Ukhimath, Joshimath and Rudraprayag areas.
Rehabilitation – Moreover, we are considering a proposal to undertake rehabilitation work at the Govt. P.G. College for women at Agastya Muni in Rudraprayag district. The rehabilitation work, which will be undertaken through our Dehradun centre, will involve the construction of a new hostel building (with kitchen and dining block) and a new educational block at the college. Needless to mention, this rehabilitation project will prove to be extremely beneficial to the cause of women education in this area.
FIRE RELIEF: Odisha: From 30 April to 8 May, Bhubaneshwar centre distributed 1200 kg rice, 600 kg dal (lentils), 226 kg salt, 113 kg edible oil, 250 kg sugar, 226 saris, 226 lungis, 226 towels, 113 stoves, 113 torches and 113 utensil sets (each set containing 2 cooking vessels, a kadahi, a kalasi (water-pot), 2 buckets, 2 plates, 4 bowls, 2 mugs, 2 tumblers, a jug, a vegetable cutter, etc.) among 113 families whose houses had been gutted in a fire at Banki town. Moreover, our Puri Mission centre distributed 50 kg chira (rice flakes), 5 kg sugar, 40 packets of biscuits, 20 saris, 17 lungis, 6 pairs of garments, 22 towels, 10 bed-sheets, 10 mosquito-nets, 10 mats, 10 tarpaulin sheets, 8 sets of study materials and 10 sets of utensils (each set containing a bucket, 2 cooking vessels, a ladle, a plate, a bowl, a tumbler and a spoon) from 28 April to 3 May among 10 families whose houses were gutted in a fire at Brahmagiri block of Puri town.
DROUGHT RELIEF: Rajasthan: Our Khetri centre distributed 2,40,000 litres of drinking water from 24 May to 25 June among 600 families facing acute water scarcity.
SUMMER RELIEF: In the month of May, our Chennai Mission, Pune and Salem centres distributed buttermilk to thousands of wayfarers.
Thanks & Gratitude
Needless to mention, we could undertake such a massive primary relief work only with the help of unstinted support and cooperation from large-hearted people and benevolent organizations.
May the blessings of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna be showered upon all !
July 07, 2014 Swami Suvirananda
Belur Math, Howrah Assistant Secretary
ALL DONATIONS WILL BE THANKFULLY RECEIVED & ACKNOWLEDGED
Uttarakhand Flood Relief (through our Kankhal Centre)
Uttarakhand Flood Relief (through our Dehradun Centre)
Odisha Fire Relief (through our Puri and Bhubaneswar Centre)
Rajasthan Drought Relief (through our Khetri Centre)