Friday 17 August 2018

Donate to Kerala!


Dear Comrades!

Kerala – ‘God’s Own Country’ is devastated by the unprecedented rains and floods. The State Government of Kerala is struggling to rescue the state and its people. A call for donation has emanated from the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala. The appeal of Kerala Chief Minister is reproduced below. NCCPA to which we are affiliated has appealed for liberal donations to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. AIPRPA requests all our State / District / Divisional Association leaders to act immediately and arrange to collect donations from our members and donate directly to the “Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund” under intimation to AIPRPA CHQ and NCCPA CHQ. The Central Managing Committee of AIPRPA to meet at Yercaud Hills on 21-22 will decide and the contribution from CHQ will also be remitted immediately. But States and Districts / Divisions are requested to act and remit directly to the following address: 

The donations by way of Cheques / Demand Drafts are to be sent to: “The Principal Secretary (Finance), Treasurer, Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram – 695001”.

Electronic Online Money transfers are to be remitted to: “CMDRF, Account Number 67319948232, State Bank of India, City Branch Thiruvanathapuram, IFS Code: SBIN0070028; PAN:AAAGD0584M”

General Secretary AIPRPA

NCCPA Appeal is also placed hereunder:

An appeal for financial help to overcome an horrible situation in Kerala
The unprecedented rains in Kerala, which lashed the coastal state for the past one month or more, caused havoc of horrible nature. The unprecedented rains caused landslides in the hilly regions of the state, where the density of population is as high as in the Plaines. Almost all dams numbering about 40 and reservoirs came to the brink of danger mark, not happened any time in the recent history. The authorities were left with no alternative but opened the shutters of the reservoirs which created another terrible situation not only in the hills but over the Plaines too. Every river in the state began to overflow creating horrendous disaster. Kerala is full of rivers, rivulets, canals and blackwaters besides innumerable water bodies. The water that gushed through the outlets threw houses and other buildings into it. The relief operations of the State Government ably assisted by all political parties, their workers and other voluntary organizations did an exemplary job in rendering help to the affected people. Despite this all-out efforts hundreds of people lost their life and thousands lost their lifelong savings and properties. Red alert was in operation in all the fourteen districts of the State indicating the extent of havoc created by the natures’ furry. Most of the village hamlets, towns and cities have become island, surrounded by water and cut off from each other. Rail and road traffic were severely affected. The air traffic too at Ernakulam Air Port came to a standstill. The low-lying area, the river bank hamlets all are submerged under water. Electric installation pump houses rods and many buildings having destroyed, the lose of property is alone is estimated to be at Rs. 9000 crores. Army, Paramilitary forces, Navel and Airforce personnel, National Disaster Relief Forces have all been involved in the rescue operations, besides the State police and local people. The state is facing war-like situation needed help from all. The rain has been continuing unabated till this moment this is being penned.

Elsewhere in this issue we have published the appeal made by Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, the honourable Chief Minister of Kerala. We appeal to all our constituent affiliates, state units and members to donate to the Chief Ministers relief fund directly through their organization, conveying this appeal threw WhatsApp, Facebook, circulars and other means. The NCCPA headquarters may be informed of the donations by each units and members of NCCPA

Secretary General NCCPA

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