Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Social assistance bigger than government aid: Saryu Roy

Healthy Humanity and Red Cross send relief to Kerala flood victims

Jamshedpur: Social assistance is more important than government aid. The people of Jamshedpur are always willing to help the poor and needy people. They have time and again shown themselves to be Good Samaritans. This was observed on Sunday by the state food supplies minister Saryu Roy at a fundraiser organized by city-based social organization Healthy Humanity.

Addressing a gathering on the occasion at Red Cross Bhavan, Sakchi, Roy said the city people had come forward to help the flood victims of Kerala. He said the humanitarian attitude of the people had kept the country united.

The function was held to collect food items, clothes and monetary donation from the people. The outfit secretary Smita Kumari said the food minister had started collecting relief materials in the city. Later, the outfit members joined him in the relief campaign.

Also present on the occasion, Rajkumar Singh said the outfit has been helping the poor and needy people in different villages of the state by visiting them. Now the outfit is working hard to send relief to Kerala, he said.

Other dignitaries present during the programme included the Deputy Commandant of RAF 106 Battalion VB Ghosh, Vijay Kumar Singh, CH Dileshwar Rao, Prabhat Kumar, Rupali Kumari, Puja, Soni and Akhilesh Pandey.

Install information boards for Kerala relief work: Roy

State minister Saryu Roy said there are many people in the city who are willing to help Kerala flood victims, but somehow they are unable to do so as they do not know where to send relief fund or materials. This is because lack of information, said Roy, adding further that the district administration should install boards or banners outside government offices to help people send relief or donate funds for Kerala victims. The boards should have the names, phone numbers and addresses of officials collecting relief funds and materials, said Roy.

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