The voluntary effort by various organisations and individuals to mitigate the suffering of stranded labour class and other less privileged sections of society has gathered pace in the Union territory of Chandigarh. After the administration’s decision to seal off Faidan village, the Rotary Club of Chandigarh has decided to provide 1,000 bags of dry rations every five days for distribution among the 3700-odd families living there.
Sharing this information, Club President Surinder Pal Kaur said the first lot of dry ration bags, each containing a week’s supply of 5kg atta, 2kg rice, 2kg dal, 1 kg sugar, 1 litre oil, 1/2 kg salt, 200gms of turmeric, red chilli powder, jeera etc. and costing Rs 590, was on Thursday handed over to the administration for distribution in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Mandip Singh Brar.
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The club president was accompanied by past presidents Anil Khanna, Baldev Aggarwal and Pankaj Khanna.
rnSharing details, former world president of Rotary International Rajendra K Saboo said the village, located adjacent to Sector 48, is inhabited by nearly 3700 families (19,000 residents). Rotary Club will be providing 3,000 dry ration bags over a period of three weeks, i.e. 1000 bags every week, incurring a total expenditure of Rs 18 lakh, which has been contributed by members.
rnThe club is already supplying 500 cooked meals each for lunch and dinner daily for junior doctors and nurses at PGIMER and 400 meals each in the afternoon and evening for daily wagers and migrant labour. Past district governor Kawal Bedi is coordinating these activities and raising funds.
Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown
Meanwhile, Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown is also supplying cooked meals daily to stranded migrant workers sheltered in Kalibari Temple, Sector 48, as well as providing groceries to them. The club has also donated masks, personal protection equipment kits and gloves worth Rs 6 lakh to various hospitals in Chandigarh.
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