SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar watching the loading of relief material for Srinagar, in Amritsar on Wednesday.

SGPC sends second consignment of relief to flood-hit Srinagar

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Wednesday dispatched second consignment of relief material comprising blankets and other essential household items for the flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir.

Four SGPC officials accompanied the relief material, which was air-lifted to Srinagar from here. The first consignment of relief, accompanied by three SGPC officials, was sent on Tuesday. The seven SGPC officials will oversee the distribution of relief material among the flood-hit people. The second consignment too was consisted of wheat flour, rice, pulses, sugar and milk powder, besides items like tooth paste and brushes and soaps were also sent.

Talking to reporters after dispatching the relief material, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said: “Arrangements have also been made for dispatching trucks loaded with relief material by road to the flood hit areas of Poonch and Rajouri from Ludhiana.”

Makkar said on the basis of feedback from their officials in Srinagar, they would keep sending relief packages to J&K. He said the SGPC was also making arrangements for ‘langars’ in Srinagar and other affected places. A 12-member SGPC team comprising senior vice-president Kewal Singh Badal, secretary Dalmegh Singh and executive member Karnail Singh Panjoli would be leaving for Srinagar on Thursday to identify places where langars could be organised.

Besides they will also oversee the arrangements being made in gurdwaras in the Valley for the stay of those who have been displaced from their homes. “We will request the J&K government to provide us some open space to setup a full-fledged relief camp in or around Srinagar,” said Makkar.

Source: HT

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