CHENNAI: In the wake of the colossal loss and damages due to the unprecedented rains in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu, Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math on Tuesday handed over a donation of Rs 5 crore to Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for relief and rehabilitation activities.
As the news of continuous rains came, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi or Amma immediately sent her volunteers and they have been actively participating in the relief work from the last week of November.
Since the night of December 1, around 500 volunteers comprising students and faculty from the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham campuses in Bangalore and Ettimadai (Coimbatore) along with devotees have been involved in relief activities, including rescuing the stranded to safer places, distribution of food, medicines and other essentials in badly affected areas like MGR Nagar, Choolaipallam, Dr Kaanu Nagar, Saidapet, Jafferkhanpet, Samiar Madam, Nallankuppam in Ashok Nagar, Tarapakkam and
Sadanandapuram. Besides, a telemedicine van, which is a fully equipped ambulance, along with a team of doctors and paramedics will be deployed for providing medical help from Wednesday.
These teams will be fully equipped to handle any outbreak of epidemics and also help take preventive measures.
Secondary level of support will be provided soon to around 10,000 families by giving them kits comprising essential provisions, utensils, stove, clothes, blankets and toiletries. For any further information, you can contact Swami Abhayamrita at 9443217777 or Brahmachari Gopan at 944384498.