The Newz Radar
MANDI: The rain fury might have ebbed in Himachal Pradesh, but the miseries of those displaced by the recent devastation are far from over. The Himachal government has made temporary arrangements for their boarding and lodging near their villages and is now planning to offer them rented accommodation till some concrete arrangements are put in place.Several social organisations are working shoulder to shoulder with the government in this hour of grief.
The Rotary Club Manali in association with MakeMyTrip Foundation jointly distributed relief material to nearly 60 members of 14 families who have been shifted to Radha Soami Satsang Bhawan, Nangwain, from their native panchayat Kholanal after the flashfloods hit their village and damaged their homes.
The relief material included 25 high-quality waterproof tents and tarpaulins worth over Rs 2 lakh, which was handed over to the flood-affected victims on Sunday (September 17, 2023). The president of the Manali Vyapar Mandal, Chaman Kapoor, gave away cash worth Rs 50,000 to all members of the displaced families through his trust, “Himalya Putra”.Talking to TNR, president of the Rotary Club Manali, Anurag Sood, said that the tents given away to the victims of the flashfloods were used by the Indian Army and could easily accommodate seven to eight persons comfortably.
He said the Rotary Club Manali was thankful to MakeMyTrip Foundation, which had been helping the rain-affected people ever since the floods hit the state. “The foundation also gave tents and other relief material in various parts of flood-affected areas in Mandi district, including Sarkaghat and Sundernagar areas, in associations with various social organinsations.
Vimpy Bakshi, District Chair, New Generation Service Exchange and Chairman Disaster Relief Management, RC Manali, said that their club had been actively participating in the providing relief material to the needy and displaced persons at their doorsteps. Bharat Khurana, co-chairman, DRM, RC, said that it was their priority to stand besides those who had been hit hard by the natural calamity.