My home state Uttarakhand has been in news recently for wrong reasons. Flash floods have devastated a large parts of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath and other Dhams have been focus of national media attention and rightly so, given the fact that almost every state in our country was connected to this tragedy.
Around the same time my native area of Dharchula which is located at Indo-Nepal and Indo-China border of Uttarakhand state also fell victim to flash floods caused by cloud bursts in the higher mountains of Darma valley. Swollen rivers Dhauli and Kali decimated smaller habitats, roads and bridges along along the way. At the moment 22 deaths have been reported and 366 homes have been lost. 100s have been stranded at summer migration villages at the moment with little or no supplies as road links are beyond repair still.
My community "Rung" ( pronounced as english word rung) resides along these rivers Dhauli and Kali in this region and many of our habitats have been affected in this tragedy.
Our community organization, Rung Kalyan Sanstha (RKS) had established a relief fund for such calamities post the tragic incident of Malipa in 1998 ( which is also mostly known to our nation for the tragic death of Protima Bedi) which also had left its tragic imprints on our community. This fund has been named "Rung Rahat Kosh" and post Malipa relief we had continued operation of funds to help community members who fall pray to illness, accidents and natural calamities. We are not able to compensate for the huge loss which families have incurred but a token monetary assistance from this fund helps the victims in the hour of need.
We are collecting contributions from our community members to help victims of the recent flash floods. Apart from personal contributions, each of our members is also requesting their personal and professional network also for contributions.
I would also like to request all the friends here to come forward and help us make meaningful contributions in the lives of victims as they try to recover from this tragedy and rebuild their lives again.
You Can send contributions to following account :
Rung Kalyan Sanstha, DehradunA/C NO. 3712000100207247 INR ,Punjab National Bank, Ajabpur kalan Branch ,DehradunIFSC - PUNB0371200 (5th chracter is zero)
Please send us an email also to firstname.lastname@example.org after effecting your deposit or bank transfers ( Name/City/Amount/Mode).
- Contributions to RKS are not eligible for tax exemptions at the moment.
- RKS can not take any foreign donations as we don't have FCRA clearance.
if anyone wants more information or follow up on this we have setup a facebook group : Dharchula : We shall overcome this also !