JORHAT, July 17: Rotary Club of Jorhat under the auspices of Rotary India Humanity Foundation and Eastern India Rotary Welfare Trust recently distributed 126 nos of shelter kits to the flood victims of Majuli. A shelter kit is a comprehensive relief package containing a range of different relief materials to help disaster victims restart their lives.
The kit contains 52 essential items like two pieces of tarpaulins- one as floor cover and another as roof cover, four blankets and four sheets of linen, four stainless steel plates and four stainless steel glasses, one kerosene stove and one lantern, one jerrycan for water and one jerrycan for kerosene, three cooking utensils with three serving spoons, 500 chlorine tablets, one bucket and one mug, two sets of clothes for men and women, candles, match boxes, soaps and tooth powders, one mosquito net. All these materials are stored in an iron trunk.
In a function held at Gormur Circuit House, Majuli, organized by the local administration and in the presence of SDO, Majuli, the members of Rotary Club of Jorhat and Rotary Club of Majuli distributed the shelter kits to the flood victims. Eight families from Sonowal Kochari, 40 families from Ratanpur Gaon and 78 families from the area of Shalmora and Bechamora (the most affected areas of Majuli) were provided with these kits. The prompt action of Rotary Club of Jorhat in procuring and distributing the kits is commendable. Within a week, this whole package of kits, was mobilized from Kolkata with the help of Rotary Club of Kolkata Mahanagar and Indian Railways, to reach Majuli on time to bring the much awaited timely relief.
In the interim, Rotary Club of Jorhat has also provided rice, salt and food stuff to the flood victims reiterating its objective of selfless service to mankind. This was stated in a press release.