Saturday, September 13

Received Baby Food (88 Kgs, Cerelac) and 25 Life Jackets

We have received 8 cartons of Cerelac Baby food on 12-Sep-08, sent to us by Mr. Vivek Bhalla and Ms. Pinky Bhalla, Mumbai. It contained 88 KGs of Cerelac baby food for the kids in flood affected areas.

They also helped us in purchasing 200,000 Chlorine tablets for providing clean drinking water in flood affected areas.

We have also received 25 life jackets dispatched by Mr Sanjay (Biharbrains), Mumbai.

We have received Water Purification Tablets 400 Packs from Hind Pharma on behalf of Mr. Partha Sengupta from Hyderabad. The order of these medicine was placed by Mr. Partha Sengupta.Thanks to Parth sir for coming forward and providing us much needed water purification tablets.

Thanks a ton to all our donors. Their support in providing relief is very much appreciated and without support from people like you, it would not have been possible to provide any relief at the ground.
God Bless You All.

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Friday, September 12

Requirements from Ground Zero

Pen, pencil, copybooks, other stationary items that's needed for small classrooms and students to class 3 , basically pencils,eraser,sharpeners and notebooks. clothing, specially underclothing for adolescent children, specially girls, soap shampoo hair oil comb nail cutters toothbrush paste vitamin supplements; The mega camps being put up by the govt is coming up well (touchwood !!) and now there are mini communities living within them. All these people hav lost everything, so they hav to start afresh. We are concentrating mainly on the women and children part as of now. UNICEF and RED CROSS are doing good work out in the pockets we are working, saharsa n purnia. Goonj is also doing really good work..they are based at saharsa and are distributing many of the things i mentioned above.

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Thursday, September 11

Cloths from Mumbai received, Courtesy Hrishikesh Sivanandhan @ Paladion India

We would like to thank Mr Hrishikesh Sivanandhan and the whole Paladion team for their support.

Hrishikesh Ji came across our blog and decided to support our flood relief activity.

Chandan confirmed today that he received one of the cloth boxes send by Hrishikesh Ji from Mumbai. Another box from Bangalore will be reaching Patna very soon. His team also donated Rs 50,000/- to our team for flood relief work.

We sincerely thank Mr Hrishikesh Ji and his team for their solidarity towards flood victims.

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Wednesday, September 10

Update from Ground Zero

Despite the biggest manpower and agencies here, chlorine is not available.Yesterday, Sangeeta di, head of AOL(Art of Living), carried 150000 chlorine tablets and 40000 Si Dicor tablets to banmanki camp, Purnia, where they areworking with the Armed forces. Most of relief efforts carried out from there is in villages deep inside. Doctors from Army and Bangalore AOL chapter go there in shifts. Outside of some govt camps are tons of cloth lying in the open, rotting. Yet many are without clothes at other places. Saharsa, Supaul, Madhepur, have literally 100's of camps. Political parties have their own camps..and they woo in victims with jalebi,puri,rice, dal,papad..kind of stuff u find in marriages. Thats great...people have choices now...they walk around n take their pick. But that doesn't bother Shaka's and bhandaaras which served them kitchri wen no one was there. Thats the good part..and that is mostly restricted to towns. Inside the flooded kosi belly are the main people who need help..and those are being undertaken by few committed organizations. That is where we give our supplies to. All the camps in city hav more than what they need..that's the fact...and maybe after sometime...these will find a way to interiors too..but not now. Guneshwar and friends want to work..they will join us from sunday.
chlorine has started to come in from day before yesterday...and most of them are already segmented and ready for dispatch. in fact,we are doing good..and the more hands we hav, the better it is to reach more areas. Its the delay in transportation thats causing up problems. There is never going to be enough for everyone out here. Regarding milk and baby food, you will get the responce from ppl who are using it soon..and you will be pleased to have put the money where it was needed.
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Tuesday, September 9

Items received today.

1) 50 life jackets from Guneshwar,
2) 24 kg infant milk powder from prashant pandey, pune
3) 12 sack clothes and medicines from Jamui, sent by Mr Rajul.

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Sunday, September 7

Children~ future @ present.

Last fortnight death was not something that happened to others, it was a neighbor, constant companion…almost touching every part of the body; of every body who got in touch with river Kosi.

Kosi has started to settle down; people are coming out from places which shielded them from Kosi…uncertain about what the future holds for them.
Children bring hope, they are the “beginning” one looks at, when everything around you tends to end.
Three children were born in the last twos day at relief camps :)

One child will have ‘chatthi’ ( 6th day celebration after birth ) today… and there is happiness around...amazing to see how even an iota of happiness
spreads around in a sea of distressed humanity at the camps.

...and around 200 mothers are expecting babies in the days to come :)

The floods are not over yet…its still bad…but these are glimpses of
hope, of happiness .. lifts you up.

Those of you who want to send clothes, try to get clothes for children, colorful bright clothes.
Happy dresses !

Those who want to send medicines, try to get Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate tablets. Preferrebly in blister packs of 10’s 25's or 100’s. ;
These are water purification tablets for hand pumps, tube wells and large water tanks.

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