SNCF Relife & Rehabilitation drive in Kerala
With the blessings of Nirankari Satguru Mata Sudiksha Ji Maharaj, the Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation (SNCF) has carried out a major Relief and Rehabilitation Drive in Kerala where a massive deluge affected lakhs of people during August last. It caused a wide-spread loss of life and property with pain and suffering all around.
Sh. K. K. Kashyap ji, Zonal Incharge, Chandigarh told that the Foundation activated its volunteers under the guidance of Shri Dilip Gaikwad, Zonal Incharge Kerala and the first team arrived in the area on August 25, within just 2 or 3 days of the floods. Ever since, thousands of volunteers are coming on rotation basis for this drive.
Further he said that the efforts of the Foundation have concentrated on the five Reliefs and Rehabilitation Camps setup by the State Government at Trivandrum, Ernakulum, Trissur, Calicut and Paravur and worked in the field in close coordination with the authorities concerned.
The Foundation organized a special Rehabilitation Camp at Kochi from August 29 to September 9 where about 500 skilled persons like masons, carpenters, electricians, painters and plumbers from the state and outside worked on daily basis relentlessly and carried out repairs to hundreds of houses.
The Foundation also distributed food-grains and other daily utility items in Chiranallure, Rose Nagar, Aluwa, Kalamshree, Paravur and Kunnukera. In Aluwa walls were washed away by the floods, so those walls were reconstructed. Places of worship like Local Pallium Shiva Temples and St. Francis Xavier’s New Church in Kunnukera were cleaned extensively by the volunteers.
To provide safe and clean drinking water, more than 200 wells and around 150 water tanks were cleaned in the first 6 days in Chiranallur, Rose Nagar, Aluwa, Paravur and Kunnukera and the work is still continuing. Due to paucity of clean drinking water, local residents were given clean bottled drinking water.
On medical front, as advised by expert doctors, numerous prescriptive medications like anti-allergies, anti-biotics, anti-septic, anti-pyretic and analgesics were given to residents. Sanitary napkins for women and diapers for babies were given as per their requirement.
The Foundation’s efforts and the spirit of the selfless service of the volunteers has been appreciated by local residents, Municipal Corporation and the State Government.