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Wednesday 29 December 2004

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TSUNAMI RELIEF WORK BY SEVA BHARATHI

*28.12.2004*

*Chennai, Dec 28**: N*agapattinam district is the worst affected in the tsunami attack on the Tamilnadu coast. Approximately 4000 lives have been lost in the district. The Vibhag Pracharak of Nagapattinam Sri.
P.M. Nagaraj and Prantha Seva Pramukh Sri. Parameswaran are leading the rescue and relief operations.

THEY REMOVE DEAD BODIES

More than 500 Swayamsevaks are engaged in this task. So far the administration has removed 2000 dead bodies. The Swayamsevaks have removed 805 dead bodies. Swayamsevaks from Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Ambur, Salem and Erode have also rushed to Nagapatttinam to render assistance.

RSS AMBULANCES RUSH HELP

Two ambulances one each from Salem and Coimbatore are used in Nagapattinam for the rescue and relief operations. Assistance in the form of rice, dhal, clothes, and medicines from all parts of the state are pouring into the district.

*_DARING RSS MEN, DARLINGS OF THE PUBLIC_*

In the Kolachal area of Kanyakumari district more than 200 Swayamsevaks are engaged in the relief works. So far 96 bodies have been recovered from that place. Seeing the excellent work being done by the Swayamsevaks, the members of the Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam from the Melapalayam area of the Coimbatore attacked them thus preventing them from extending the relief. To avoid controversy at this sad moment, the Swayamsevaks have withdrawn from the place. But the local people have expressed the desire that only the Swayamsevaks have to carry on the relief work. Many members of the Christian community also expressed similar sentiments. Govt. officials contacted Seva Bharathi members and requested them to participate in the rescue and relief work.

*_TRAINING THE SOCIETY IN SEVA_*

At Kolachal a joint effort with The Ramakrishna Mission has been undertaken to distribute vessels for cooking. A Medical camp is being organised by Dr. Srinivasa Kannan, Nagar Sangachalak , and Dr..Deiva Prakasam, District Seva Bharathi president of Nagarkoil. So far 5 such camps have been conducted.

The seven day camps of RSS are currently going on in various places in Tamilnadu. The Swayamsevaks who were at Vandavasi camp collected money for the relief work going door to door. With a view to render relief assistance at the affected areas the Swayamsevaks are conducting surveys.

One of the Villages badly affected in Kanyakumari district is Pallam.
RSS Swayamsevaks are actively engaged in relief work there. This village has a predominant CSI Christian Community. They lamented that no Christian had come forward to help them.

*_FIRST ON SPOT IN FAR-FLUNG AREAS _*

Compared to other districts in Tamilnadu the damages suffered by Chennai city is on a lesser scale. But Media and NGOs are concentrating only on Chennai. Therefore RSS Swayamsevaks are engaged in relief work in areas like Pazhaverkadu and Kovalam near the city.


REPORTED DEATHS ALONG TAMILNADU COAST

Chennai 150

Kanchipuram 81

Tiruvallur 12

Villupuram 35

Cuddalore 410

Nagapattinam 3000

Kanyakumari 1000

A survey is being conducted in the coastal belt to assess the extent of damage and the areas which need rehabilitation work. In a statement Samyukta Prant Sangachalak Shri R.V.S. Marimuthu has indicated that resources are required for these immediate purposesI

1) Repairing of damaged fishing boats

2) Buying fishing nets

3) Subsidising diesel supply to the mechanized fishing boat owners

We appeal to the general public to co-operate by giving their donations at the earliest in the name of:

RSS Sanchalit Santrast Parihar Nidhi

(Tax exempted under 80G

Keshavakrupa, 74, RangaraoRoad

Shankarapuram, Bangalore - 4

Ph. 26610081

Thu Dec 30, 09:16:00 AM IST