Thursday, December 30, 2004

Sangh swings into action -Day and night relief work going on

Tsunami disaster - Sangh swings into action -Day and night
relief work going on
Author: Hindustan Samachar
Publication: Mumbai Tarun Bharat
Date: December 30, 2004

Chennai: 29th.

The Swayamsevaks, as usual, have rushed to the help of the Tsunami-hit
South Indian countrymen who have suffered extreme loss of life and
property to enable them to rehabilitate them ands make them stand on
their
feet again. The work of saving lives and relief is going on day and
night.

"In the state of Tamilnadu where the loss of life and property is
highest,
more than 1000 swayamsevaks in 10 centres are engaged in the relief
work,"
said Parmeshwaran, Chief of State Service. Joint Prant Pracharak
Bhaktvatsalam is supervising this relief work.

Swayamsevaks are taking food, clothes and medicines to victims on war
footing. "The work of pulling out the bodies from underneath the debris
and doing the funeral rituals has become very difficult. Swayamsevaks
have
also been sent to the other districts, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem,
Trichi,
Ambur, and Erode. Large number of swayamsevaks have been sent
particularly to Nagapattanam District," said Bhaktvatsalam.

50 students fromVivekanand College, Madurai have joined this mission.
200
swayamsevaks rushed to Kolachal in Kanyakumari within a short time
after
the waves have struck and done the havoc. Here, the work is done with
the
assistance of Ramkrishna Mission. There are two medical camps run by
RSS.
Dr Srinivas and Dr Daiva Prakasham are supervising them. Within a few
hours from the striking of waves, Swayamsevaks distributed 20,000
packets
of food.

Swayamsevaks have started relief in Nellore and Prakasham Districts in
Andhra Pradesh. In Mayapadu, workers of Seva Bharati saved the lives of
44
people, which earned the praise of the District Collector.

2000 people have taken asylum in the relief camp, which is being run by
Swayamsevaks in Singaria Konda village. Food and medicines are being
provided by Swayamsevaks. Besides this, relief work is going on in
Guntur,
Krishna and Godavari districts by Sangh workers.

There are 26 relief camps being run in Kolam district in Kerala. Out of
them, 24 camps are run by Swayamsevaks. Similarly, Seva Bharati is
running
14 relief camps in Alpuza District. There was a camp of preliminary
training camp of Sangh in operation in Ernakulam. It has been changed
in
a relief camp. There are about 600 people who have taken asylum.

At Nagpattanam, Swayamsevaks carried funeral rites on 1100 bodies. In
this
work, Swayamsevaks are assisting Red Cross also.

Note:

BJP has launched an Apada Sahayyata Kosh - Disaster Relief Fund and its
Maharashtra President, Nitin Gadkari has appealed the people for
generous
contribution. Advani is on a tour of the disaster struck territory and
Jaswant Singh will be visiting Andaman Nicobar to assess the loss and
need
of relief.

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