Monday, October 5, 2009

Lok Satta relief materials leave for Flood-hit districts

The Lok Satta Party has decided to cancel its third anniversary celebrations scheduled for October 11 in Hyderabad to focus on extending relief to the flood-hit in the State. The party will also be not holding the General Council meeting scheduled for the day.

Announcing this, party spokespersons Katari Srinivasa Rao and Mrs. K. Gita Murthy told the media that in all six jumbo commercial vehicles and 15 mini trucks carrying materials like clothes, food packets, drinking water and medicines collected by Lok Satta volunteers have left for the flood-affected areas in Mahbubnagar, Kurnool, Nalgonda, Guntur and Krishna districts today.

A medical team dispatched by the party is rendering assistance to people in Nandyal town by camping at the municipal town hall.

They disclosed that the party’s call for assistance to the flood victims has elicited tremendous response. People from all over the country and abroad have been contacting the call center set up by the party (040-40405050). Some NRIs from the U.S. have contributed Rs.100000 towards rice supply to people. The money is being utilized towards rice supply in the Jaggayyapet area. Pharma companies as also druggists are donating medicines.

The Lok Satta leaders appealed to people in flood-prone areas to move to safer places as suggested by officials.

Mr. Katari Srinivasa Rao and Mrs. K. Gita Murthy flagged off a vehicle carrying relief material at the party headquarters today.

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