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Saturday 1 January 2005

ACC and ICC announce two cricket matches for tsunami relief

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) will play a two-match, one-day series to raise funds for tsunami victims in various countries.

The ACC will sponsor the first match, to be played in Melbourne, Australia, on January 10. The second match will be played in mid-February in a location to be selected by the ACC.

The proceeds from the first match would be donated to global relief and development organization World Vision, which is providing food and family survival kits to countries affected by the tsunami disaster.

Sources: New Kerla, International Cricket Council
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Anonymous Anonymous said :

Volunteers of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) are doing their best in relief operations in coastal districts to help people affected by tidal waves. The immediate task was to supply food, medicines and clothing.

Another demanding task was the disposal of the dead. RSS rushed volunteers from Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Trichi, Ambur and Erode and they joined hands with local volunteers in the operations. Students of Vivekananda College in Thiruvedagam and Madurai have also teamed up with them to render help.

Following an SOS from Nagapattinam district collector, RSS sent volunteers from all over the State to the affected areas. The volunteers performed funeral rites to 1,100 bodies recovered from the tsunami-hit areas in this district alone.

The relief works in Kanyakumari district were coordinated with the Ramakrishna Mission and a medical camp is functioning with doctors and volunteers.The RSS also installed a mineral water plant in Tiruvarur and distributed 20,000 litres of safe drinking water per day. In Chennai too, the volunteers swung into action and distributed 20,000 food packets within hours of the tragedy and provided hundreds of blankets and sarees.

The RSS is collecting rice, utensils and clothes for distribution, a press release from the RSS headquarters in Chennai said. RSS has appealed to the people to contribute medicines, clothings and financial assistance to assist fishermen in getting boats, fishing nets and other infrastructure facilities.

Mon Jan 03, 07:18:00 AM IST