Recently a month and a half back one of biggest nature's fury struck
the upper reaches of Himalayan Ranges in Uttarakhand State. Calamatus
destruction was faced by Kailashdham, Rambada, area along Mandakani and
near worst was along Bhagirathi from Gangotri to Uttarkashi, Badrinath
to Joshimath along Alaknanda, along Tons from Paunthi to Herbertpur and
along Kaliganga and Gori from Pithoragarh to Champawat.
Soon as the country learnt about the enormity of the tragedy material
succor and donations in cash and kind (particularly eatables) started
pouring in unprecedented huge amount. But it was tragic that
there was no proper supply channel that reached all everywhere. Reasons
were very many, but by God's grace only a few succumbed to hunger. Help
has rushed to the area and is continuing to do so.
Providing immediate succor and relief is a must, but it being short
durational does not contribute to repair the tragedy. Philanthropists,
corporate houses, charity organizations, international charities etc.
all pooled their resources and provided relief material to meet the
immediate requirement to stave hunger, medical aids, temporary shelter
care and relief. But it was and is short lived.
What next is more complicated and consuming problem? A sustained
effort aimed at longer period is the immediate crying need. Resettlement
and rehabilitation are the problems that will require tacking on war
footing. The official count of washed away villages is more than 300;
human loss surpassed 15000, damage to power generating plants, roads,
buildings etc. is countless. Infrastructure has been very badly eroded
damaged and washed away.
Danger in Uttarakhand has just not passed away. Recent cloud bursts
at Bageswar and other places, incessant rains, continual erosion of
soil, landslides, floods all stare menacingly compounded by recent earth
tremors measuring above 4 magnitude. The havoc still continues unabated.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF WOMEN CHILD & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT (NIWCYD) will
henceforth concentrate only on REHABLITATION, RESETTLEMENT and develop
some villages through adoption. This is a task requiring long term
planning and put in a reliable organizational infrastructure to whole
heartedly plunge into the task. TAKING THE TASK AS A DHARMA A RELIGION
in the service of God and His creation. Service will reach to humans,
animals, nature, environment, providing shelter, meeting immediate needs
and prepare youth to become PRODUCTIVE & CONTRIBUTORY.
With GOD to guide our humble efforts, NIWCYD humbly and respectfully
appeals the Philanthropists, Corporate Houses, Indian &Foreign Aid
organizations, Manufacturing Enterprises, trusts, and individual donors
to help us in our venture so that NIWCYD with your honored help can
bring a bit of smile on some faces and some villages and areas.
There is a long list of requirements shelter, maintenance, healthcare
of aged, children, women, education, training facilities for vocation
promotion, aid and assets rehabilitation and resettlement. All this will
require apart from funds, material such as cement, asbestos sheets, tin
roofing sheets, plastic sheets, tents, medicines, torches, umbrellas,
kerosene oil, lanterns, candles, wheel chair, crutches, footwear, water
purifier, plastic and metal pipes, utensils, bulbs, tubes, iron roads
and girders, mobiles, computers, printer, lap top etc. etc. this list is
endless. NO ONE CAN TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL THIS.
We are organizing a NIWCYD camp office at Haridwar shortly which will
be pooling resources and providing for rehabilitation and resettlement
Kindly indicate what type of help / donation can be spared for
NIWCYD F.O.R Haridwar Uttarakhand. Accordingly we will plan our next
step and seek your generous help. To Contribute in Cash/Kind