Thursday, August 16, 2018

Circular 20-2018

15/1089-90, VASUNDHARA, VASUNDHARA (P.O.), Dt. GHAZIABAD (U.P), PIN-201012
Reference: AIA/Circular-20/2018                                                                  Dated:  15th August 2018

Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women’s Committee

Dear Comrades,


            The “God’s own Country” i.e. Kerala is facing worst flood in nearly 100 years – the last one reported was in the year 1924. Nearly a hundred people have lost life in the last 72 hours, and nearly 300 since May 18 when south west monsoon set in in Kerala.

            Nearly 60000 houses are submerged and totally damaged, 12 out of 14 districts are under red alert and two districts (Idukki and Wynad) are totally cut off. 33 dams are full and are opened to avoid the worst; 41 rivers (out of 44) are overflowing well past the red mark submerging the neighbouring villages and towns/cities. Landslides have taken lives of dozens. Kochi International airport is closed due to flooding. Rail and Road transport has come to a stand-still.

            Rescue operations are still going on with the help of Indian Navy and other central forces along with Disaster management force of Kerala and the local people. More than 40000 people are in the relief camps across the state.

            It is reported that the central government has refused to declare it as a national calamity and thus refusing the required financial help to tide over the immediate crisis.  

            We appeal to all our units to rush help to Kerala by liberally contributing to the Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund,  AC/No: 67319948232, SBI City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram,IFSC:SBIN0070028 or by visiting the site Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.

            With greetings,
Yours fraternally
M. S. Raja
Secretary General