Punjabi NGO works overtime for Uttarakhand flood victims

Sep 25, 2013, 22:31 IST | A Correspondent

The Punjabi Cultural Welfare Association (PCWA) at CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai, in association with Shri Bhuvaneshwari Mahila Asharam (SBMA), distributed food, clothes and school bags to flood-affected villages in Uttarakhand last month. The drive was held for devastated villagers from August 25 to August 31

Baljit Singh, a PCWA member, said that the future plan of action by the two groups involves meeting over 300 families in over four villages in the region of Uttarkashi namely Sangarali, Bagiyal, Simoldi and Duno. 

Ready to help: The Punjabi Cultural Welfare Association is helping Uttarakhand villagers recover from the trauma of floods. File Pic

“Over 284 kits for students containing school bags, rain coats, biscuits and water purification pills were distributed. In addition to that 300 family kits each comprising two blankets, two mattresses, two rain coats, garments, and other food items were also given to flood-struck families,” said Singh.

The PCWA has chalked out a strategy to help aid reach families where male members were washed away while serving pilgrims. The welfare association has also formed links with NGOs working in the area to help aid reach victims. 

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