Friday, January 07, 2005

Art of Living Foundation gives Rs.150 crore tsunami aid

Saturday January 8 2005 00:00 IST
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COLOMBO: Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,www.artofliving.org/v2/index.asp
touring tsunami-hit areas in Sri Lanka, has donated
Rs.1.5 billion through his Art of Living Foundation
towards relief operations in Sri Lanka and India.

The spiritual leader oversaw relief work being done by
volunteers of the Art of Living Foundation www.artofliving.org/v2/index.aspin this
island nation.

For relief operations in Sri Lanka, the first
consignment of tents worth $60,000 has arrived in
Colombo. Volunteers are visiting affected areas in Sri
Lanka including Jaffna. Forty doctors from the
foundation are working in the medical camps.

The foundation is planning to set up orphanages and
homes for destitute women in the affected areas in
India and Sri Lanka.

On Thursday, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met Prime Minister
Mahinda Rajpakse and discussed emergency relief
measures and long-term rehabilitation of the affected
people.

The foundation is running a large refugee camp in Port
Blair, Andamans. Two hundred tonnes of relief material
has been airlifted to the Andamans Islands and 300,000
litres of drinking water sent, a foundation release
said.

The spiritual leader is visiting tsunami-hit people in
Tamil Nadu on Friday.

1 Comments:

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Living in Thailand said...

We have a website that was created during the Tsunami please let us know if any people there is found and we will delete themAfter the Tsunami

 

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