SGPC sets up camp in Srinagar

Amritsar, Punjab: A five-member medical team sent to the flood-hit Kashmir valley by the SGPC today set up a camp at Badgam to extend aid to the needy. As per a press note issued here today, around 100 patients were examined and medicines distributed to them at the camp on the first day. Additional SGPC secretary Daljit Singh Bedi, who is camping in Srinagar, said they had formed committees of local residents in various colonies to coordinate with them for the distribution of ration among the flood-hit. He said they had kicked off the process to assess the loss of life and property in the area.

He said the SGPC along with local volunteers was also working to extricate bodies from the debris of houses that collapsed during the floods. The SGPC today brought another batch of 14 survivors from Jammu and Kashmir. These survivors landed at the Amritsar airport. SGPC officials said they were trying to rescue maximum number of persons, but they could manage only 14 air tickets.

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The SGPC has appealed to the Nepal government to hand over the “sewa” of eight historical sites associated with Guru Nanak Dev in Kathmandu to the Sikh Sangat there so that these are properly maintained. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar made this appeal to Nepal President Dr RB Yadav during his visit to the Himalayan nation.

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Ropar: Members of the Bhakra Beas Management Board Engineers’ Association in Nangal will donate a day’s salary to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to help the flood-hit in Jammu and Kashmir. Association ex-general secretary KK Sood said the decision to donate money was unanimous.

Source: The Tribune


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