Guwahati, Thursday, October 2, 2014
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NGOs extend relief for flood-hit

 GOALPARA, Oct 1 – Despite the ongoing relief and rehabilitation measures of the Government in the district for around 2.5 lakh flood-affected people, even NGOs, both local and international and other social organisations have also become major stake holders in rendering assistance for helping the flood-affected victims in the district.

 At this critical juncture, some of the members from the IAS Officers’ Wives Association, Prerana and also from an International NGO Consortium of International Minds (CIM) visited many relief camps on Tuesday, remotely located under Krishnai, Matia and Balijana circles which haven’t been otherwise reached by other NGOs and successfully distributed relief materials including clothes, rice, chira, gur, bottled water, candles etc., to these camp inmates. Moreover, these members also interacted and shared these victims’ grief and sorrow, most of whom have been rendered homeless by the floods.

This correspondent who also accompanied the relief team members listened to the woes narrated by some camp inmates to the NGO members while assessing the intensity of the damages who were also quick to point out that they all were given sufficient relief materials by the district administration.

Talking to this correspondent, the general secretary, Consortium of International Minds, Tinat Masood said that she was moved with compassion after seeing the pathetic condition and heart-rending tears of the flood victims. While she appealed for more support for rehabilitation of the flood victims, she also mentioned particularly the name of wife of the chief secretary and also the chairman, Prerana, Rashmi Khosla for her efforts in mobilising support for the Goalpara flood victims and also for collecting necessary flood relief materials on behalf of the IAS Officers’ Wives Association, Prerana.

She also spoke about the need for capacity building at the local level so that these flood victims have enough strength to meet future disasters and thanked the district administration on behalf of Prerana and CIM for providing necessary help and support for carrying out their relief works successfully.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Preetom Saikia who also interacted with the relief team members thanked them on behalf of the administration for their kind and philanthropic gesture in providing relief to the needy flood victims.

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