Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has lauded the efforts of the people of the State in contributing towards flood relief in Bihar led by a team of social workers Rishikesh Singh and Rampal under the banner of Bihar Flood Relief Material Committee.
In his appreciation note issued on Wednesday, Rupani said, “Flood has affected many areas of Bihar rendering a number of them homeless. In this difficult hour, items like clothing, food materials and other household items have been dispatched from Gujarat to Bihar,” Rupani said, adding charity is a noble cause of humanity.
A train wagon load (25 tonnes) of relief material comprising rice flakes, jiggery, biscuits, water bottles garments, sarees, rice, pulses, candles, packaged milk, medicines and sanitary napkins were collected from donors and dispatched from Ahmedabad to Darbhanga earlier this month.
The reserved railway wagon was flagged off by Ahmedabad District Collector Vikrant Pandey.
Apart from contributions from private individuals and entities especially Ahemdabad, Vadodara and Gandhinagar, a number of bureaucrats serving in Gujarat and Delhi also contributed with relief materials, said Convener of Bihar Flood Relief Material Committee Rishikesh Singh. Volunatry organizations like Saral Foundation and Chinmaya Welfare Trust also contributed in the welfare initiative where contribution was only received in kind and not money, Singh added.
Former Union Minister CP Thakur, Lok Sabha MP Sunil Kumar Singh and former chairman of Bihar Legislative Council Avdhesh Narayan Singh have also lauded the Committee for sending relief materials to flood affected victims of Bihar.