NGOs, Associations donate relief materials to flood victims
Mysore: Mysureans and the District Administration have responded overwhelmingly to the distress call of flood victims.
‘Welcome Home Kits’ are being provided to the distressed lot when they return home from the relief camps.
The authorities have introduced four different kits — one for the family, for men, women and children.
The kit to be distributed for each family will have 5kg rice, 1kg dal, 1kg sugar, 1 litre refined oil, 1kg iodised salt, ½ kg chilli powder, 2 bedsheets, 2 mats/ carpets, utensils for cooking and consuming food, bleaching powder and phenyl. While the kit for men includes a dhoti, a shirt, inner-wear, towel, toothbrush, paste, bathing soap and a washing soap, the kit given for women will have a saree, inner-wear, sanitary pads, towel, tooth brush, paste, bathing soap and washing soap. The kit given for children will have a towel, two pairs of clothes, 1kg milk powder, a diaper, tooth brush, toothpaste and a bathing soap.
Meanwhile, people and various NGOs have also been contributing by donating relief materials. People, irrespective of their economical conditions, have been voluntarily handing over relief materials at collection point (Town Hall) setup by the District Administration.
Today, organisations such as Sneha Balaga of J.P. Nagar, Kanaka Doctors Association, B.M. Sri Nagar Sneha Jeevi Group and others handed over relief materials at the collection point.
Toothpaste, toothbrushes, bathing soaps, hand wash, biscuits, chocolates, glucose, ORS, bedsheets, towels, saris, kids wear, inner-wear, sweaters, tarpaulins, water bottles, dal, rice, rava, refined oil and other materials were handed over.
Speaking to SOM, officials at the collection centre said that three trucks loaded with relief materials were sent to North Karnataka region yesterday.
Meanwhile, Let’s Do It! Mysuru and GSS Foundation also collected relief materials this morning and distributed at Sargur in H.D. Kote. Relief materials, including 2,000 bedsheets, 25 bags of 25kg rice each, saris, clothes, biscuits, footwear and others were handed over by MLA S.A. Ramdas and other volunteers to the victims.
Mysuru City & District Brahmins Association, joining hands with Uttaradhi Mutt, collected relief materials from community members and other Brahmin organisations at the collection point in Chamundipuram. The collected materials will be distributed at Karadigodu and Gonikoppal in Kodagu.