A two-week campaign mobilizing flood relief materials for the flood victims in Raichur and Bijapur districts of Karnataka got over with an overwhelming response on 10/11/09. NSS Volunteers of Vivek College of Commerce and the young students of Vivek Vidyalaya in Goregaon (W), Mumbai responded to the call given by Indian Development Foundation to reach-out the people affected by the recent floods.
Students enthusiastically brought sarees, T-shirts, bedsheets, blankets and dress materials of daily use as part of their social responsibility to help the needy people and children in Raichur and Bijapur districts, said Prof. P. Thangadurai, NSS Co-ordinator.
Everyone from Vivek Vidyalaya and Degree College, including of the faculty members and the Alumni contributed to this endeavour, expressed Dr. Nandita Roy, Principal of the College. “What is old for us; is gold for them. We are confident of bringing smiles on many who are affected by the flood”, Dr. Roy said.
Mr. Suresh Nair, Principal of Vivek Vidyalaya & Jr. College appreciating students efforts to support the noble cause said, “Our students are always in the forefront to support social programmes initiated by Indian Development Foundation and we thank the team for giving us an opportunity to bring smiles on people who are far away from us”
Dr. Narayan Iyer, National Co-ordinator, IDF congratulating the students and the volunteers said, “It is a great act of kindness shown by the students and volunteers who pioneered to render immediate help to the victims”. Vivek volunteers have been participating in several such relief programmes in the past including tsunami, earthquake and Mumbai deluge, Dr. Iyer added.
Youth of these days are socially inclined to participate in relief programmes and our friends did their best in mobilizing goods for the needy persons, expressed NSS volunteers Sonia, Melvyn, Narayan, Priscilla, Jayanti, Jebastin and others as they appreciated the work done by the college youth and the young school children.
Mr. Umesh Prasanna, Development Officer of Indian Development Foundation will co-ordinate with Rev. Fr. Eric S.J. of Centre for Non Formal and Continuing Education, Loyola School at Raichur and Rev. Fr. Gerold D’souza of Loyola School at Bijapur in distributing the materials to the needy persons in the respective districts.
VRL Logistics provided reduced rates in transporting relief materials to Raichur and Bijapur.