Kerala Flood Havoc – Donate Generously To Chief Minister’s Relief Fund

Kerala Flood Havoc – Donate Generously To Chief Minister’s Relief Fund

Dear Friends and Comrades,

As you are aware, the people of Kerala is in the grip of unprecedented flood havoc. Please see below published APPEAL of Com. Pinarayi Vijayan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala which explains the seriousness of the situation. All affiliated organisations and COCs and also all well-wishers are requested to donate maximum amount to the Chief Minister’s Relief fund in the address and Bank account

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Pinarayi Vijayan
CHIEF MINISTER

10.08.2018

Dear Friend,

Our State is In the midst of an unprecedented flood havoc. The calamity has caused immeasurable misery and devastation. Many lives were lost. Hundreds of homes were totally destroyed and many more were damaged in the rains. The water washed away many shops and commercial establishments. The roads in the State were damaged. on a large scale, with some roads being completely devoured by the flood waters. Even bridges had collapsed. Crop losses occurred in most parts. The misery due to the rains has not ceased. We are not able to make a complete estimate of the losses as the water is still above the normal level in many places.

For the first time in history, 27 dams in the State had to be opened. Never before had the State witnessed a calamity of this scale. In spite of that, we responded to the crisis quickly. We were able to rescue the affected and relocate them to camps. The entire state machinery worked in unison to provide drinking water, food and clothes to people in these camps. The services of Central Forces and Disaster Response Forces were made available without any delay. Army, Navy, Air Force, NDRF and Coast Guard are presently engaged in an exemplary rescue effort. The Police, Fire Force and other officials of the State are also doing a model service. Elected representatives and volunteers actively took part in the relief efforts. The Ministers coordinated the relief efforts at the district level.

Now we have an important duty before us, the task of bringing life back to normal. The people of the State must come together for this effort. The leader of the opposition was also a part of the official team of Government that visited the affected areas. The situation demands from us a unity that would make us proud forever. The Union government has promised all possible assistance to the State.

We became civilized only when we show compassion towards those who are suffering. We came together during the time of Ockhi disaster. In similar manner, we must realize that this a calamity of the entire State. I urge all to consider this as a request of Kerala and contribute generously to relief efforts.

Yours sincerely,
Pinarayi Vijayan

Address to mail Cheque/Draft.

The Principal Secretary (Finance), Treasurer,
Chief Minister, Distress Relief Fund,
Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram — 1.

Account details for transferring online:

Account no: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFS Code: SBIN0070028
PAN: AAAGD0584M
Name of Donee: CMDRF

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