: A Brief Report as
on 31 January 2008|
Bangladesh: Our Dhaka centre continued extensive
relief operations for thousands of cyclone victims. During this
month, it distributed 1,17,500 kg rice, 200 sets of utensils,
1491 saris, 1353 lungis, 780 other garments,
15,029 blankets and 36 hurricane lamps to 29,613
cyclone-affected families of Bagerhat, Barguna, Barisal, Bhola,
Gopalganj, Khulna, Patuakhali, Pirojpur and Satkhira districts.
Besides, a tube-well each was sunk in three villages of Barguna
district. The relief work is continuing.
Winter Relief : Puri Mission
16,649 blankets were distributed through the
following centres to poor people affected by the severity of
winter: Aalo - 2175, Agartala - 200, Belgaum
- 200, Belgharia - 499, Cherrapunji - 2000,
Garbeta - 100, Gol Park - 500, Limbdi - 150,
Patna - 4000, Puri Mission - 2000, Purulia
- 1000, Rajkot - 95, Ramharipur - 1500,
Saradapitha - 300, Sargachhi - 900, Shyamla Tal
- 30, Vrindaban - 1000.
following centres distributed winter garments, as shown in
brackets: Limbdi (150 sweaters), Rajkot (54
sweaters), Ramharipur (200 shawls), Shyamla Tal
(sweaters, mufflers and caps to 300 school children).
centre provided G.I. sheets, bamboos and other necessary items
to rebuild a house which had been ravaged by devastating fire in
The following post-flood-relief operations were
conducted by our centres:
Bihar: (i) Muzaffarpur
2076 patients of 10 villages in Muzaffarpur, Saran and Vaishali
Patna centre distributed 3431 blankets and 364 assorted
garments to needy people of 6 blocks in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur
and Samastipur districts.
Belgharia centre distributed 1890 biscuit packets, 1248 saris,
1505 dhotis, 1338 shirts, 1464 frocks, etc to 3290 poor
flood victims of six blocks in North 24‑Parganas, South
24-Parganas, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur districts,
and Belgharia in Kolkata. The relief work is continuing.
Relief: West Bengal Gangasagar Mela:
As in the previous years, this year also
organized a round-the-clock medical relief camp during Makar
Sankranti Mela at Sagar Island in South 24‑Parganas district
from 10 to 15 January. A total of 4402 patients were treated,
out of which 34 received indoor medical care. Besides,
125 blankets were distributed to poor pilgrims and monks. Manasadwip
centre arranged board and lodging facilities for 850 pilgrims at
residential camps in the Mela area and the Ashrama.
The following centres distributed various items,
as shown in brackets, to poor and needy persons of nearby areas:
Aalo (1649 mosquito-nets), Belgaum (500 saris),
Chandigarh (151 garments), Patna (4000 saris,
4000 dhotis and 20,000 other garments), Ramharipur
(2000 saris and dhotis, and 250 sets of children’s
garments), Ulsoor (2000 saris).