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Standing next to Aila effected people 2009

Beside Aila effected people

It was a devastation not seen in recent memory. What started as a small trough of depression in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday, moved rapidly towards coastal West Bengal, gathered guile and made landfall near the Sagar Islands at around 2 pm on Monday, 25.05.2009.
At least 2 lakh people had been rendered homeless in South 24-Parganas and the army had been called out to reach inaccessible areas.
When Aila hit Kolkata, it snapped power lines, downed trees and tore roof off buildings. Already with millions unemployed and living on the streets of, Kolkata was hit hard by Aila. There was an urgent need to provide relief to the suffering millions. We at Suruchi Sangha decided that we too will participate in relief work.
A door to door campaign was made to collect as much relief material for our brethrens. I thank the people who contributed from the society and our members who participated in this work. Suruchi Sangha members follow what Mahatma Gandhi taught that "consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does some service or other.
If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will grow stronger and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.”
Our effort was to comfort the uncomfortable and to be a friend for the friendless. If we could stop, reach down, and pull others up, touch another’s life in an extraordinary way we can put our social objective into practice.
As social workers, it was our calling. As human beings, it was our duty to stand by the effected people.

AROOP BISWAS
President, Suruchi Sangha

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