From our Staff Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, September 7: As a humanitarian gesture, the magement committee of Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, here adopted a resolution recently that it would provide shelter and food sustence to the flood-affected people.
Accordingly a flood relief team was formed by the Magement Committee with mainly Sardar Amardip Singh Dhaliwal as chief coorditor, Sardar Darvinder Singh da as coorditor and Sardar Gurpal Singh Dhadhiala as joint coorditor and several volunteers. Immediately after formation, the team conducted a survey of the affected areas in order to ascertain its future course of action, and it was found that many locations were submerged in water up to four feet. The survey further revealed that the affected people in these areas were facing severe crisis of food and clean drinking water.
The Flood Relief Team later in discussion with Gyani Hardeep Singh, general secretary of the Magement Committee of Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, decided that they would concentrate only on providing readymade food and bottled drinking water to the victims. Accordingly, voluntary dotions were raised from amongst the team members itself and relief work was started. Three vehicles were arranged for carrying the volunteers and relief materials to the spot. Since the day relief work started, food and water for approximately 1300 – 1500 individuals is being supplied on a daily basis. The Relief Team operated in several flood-affected areas of Dibrugarh, including the severely affected areas mely Graham Bazar area, Jail Road, Lezai Village and other places. Relief distribution has been going on ubated and incurring an average daily expenditure on preparing food and procuring drinking water bottles is around Rs 40,000. The aggregate expenditure till date is close to Rs 2,40,000.