Mysoreans help flood affected Uttarakhand

Mysoreans help flood affected Uttarakhand

Following a recent appeal by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking financial aid from the philanthropic public to help flood ravaged Uttarakhand State, several organisations from the city are lending a helping hand.

Retired Senior Forest Officers Association (RESFA), Mysore on Wednesday donated a cheque of Rs one lakh towards Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. The association members led by their vice-president K A Kushalappa recently handed the cheque to deputy commissioner C Ramegowda to be later forwarded to PM’s relief fund.

Secretary of the association M B Srinivas told Deccan Herald that the association which generally involved in afforestation activities, decided to do its bit following the Prime Minister’s appeal. The association is a 36 member strong body with M K Appaiah as president, P G Mugadur, general secretary and Rajgopal as treasurer.

College extends aid

In another such initiative, GIMDS PU and Degree College, Hootagalli Industrial Area on the outskirts claims to have remitted Rs 10,000 to Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. According to a press release from Mahesh A S principal of PU college, equal amount of Rs 5,000 was collected from the management and students and faculty totalling the amount.
It was later deposited in the account number aired news channels to be remitted directly to the Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Earlier to this, a slide show of the flood affected areas was arranged. Students Manoj and Vaishnavi shared their opinions on the disastrous situation in the northern State.

Party pitches

Recently, BJP city wing collected funds from the public for the same cause. According to BJP city wing president, a total of Rs 1,29,763 including Rs 16,000 in the form of cheques was raised both from the party office-bearers, workers and general public. About Rs 67,000 was collected from Chamaraja assembly constituency wing, followed by Rs 49,000 from Krishnaraja and Rs 13,000 from Narasimharaja assembly segment. The amount was later handed over to State wing of the party, Bangalore, Shivakumar added.