RSS swings into action in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand
By Niticentral Staff on June 24, 2013
In flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh cadre has hit the ground running and brought relief to tens of thousands of flood-affected people. Working with the Indian Army, the RSS has contributed greatly to the rescue and relief initiatives.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on a visit to Uttarakhand, assured all possible help to the flood-ravaged State. During his recent visit to the RSS office in Dehradun, Modi also offered to reconstruct buildings and temples devastated due to the fury of flood.
Modi, who was in Uttarakhand in order to personally look after the rescue operations for pilgrims from his State, was appraised about the rescue work of RSS in various parts of the State in the wake of massive calamity.
RSS activists are providing relief work for people in flood-affected areas. Around twenty RSS teams are working round the clock to better the condition of those affected.
According to Sangh Praant Karyavah Lakshmi Prasad Jaiswal, 19 mini trucks full of relief material have already been sent to Uttarkashi, Joshimath, Guptkashi, Rudraprayag, Ghansali, Chamba, and other places. In addition to this, nearly 20 to 30,000 people have been fed at relief camps.
Sangh workers have also provided 1400 quintal of rice 15 quintal of pulses, 400 quintal of flour, 750 blankets, 300 sarees, among other essential goods.
Jaiswal also expressed his gratitude towards the Uttarakhand Government and the Indian army for providing them with vehicles and helicopters to help the relief effort.