STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Good Samaritans Help Victims in Saligramam

Published: 09th December 2015 06:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th December 2015 06:38 AM   |  A+A-

GOOD

CHENNAI: The incessant rains have created havoc and taken a toll on people’s lives. With NGOs and the government working to rehabilitate victims  and provide them supplies, residents themselves have stepped in to become heroes at this hour of need.

Mahesh, a student, transported stranded people from Valasaravakkam, Virugambakkam, Vadapalani and Saligramam in his car for free. “My family supported me and I did this to help the affected. So far I transported about 50 to 60 people,” he said.

Film personality, Mayilsami, has been preparing food in his house and distributing it to more than 60 families over the past four days. “People who are unable to cook due to flooding and power cuts, and people whose houses were damaged, are happy with this gesture,” said Shanthi, a resident of Saligramam.

The Siva Vishnu Temple Trust at Natesh Nagar in Virugambakkam collected clothes, food, sanitary pads, blankets and other supplies to provide for people in Velachery and Palikaranai. They also prepared food for the people lodged at the temple.

Local philanthropists from the area also made sure that food was distributed to the affected areas. Jayanth Kashyap, a volunteer who braved waist-deep water at Kamaraj Nagar, Valasaravakam late on Saturday said that unverified phone calls are an annoyance during such times.

“I had to distribute food packets in Valasaravakkam. I received a call from Madurai saying they were in need. But it turned out to be an enthusiastic person who passed on wrong information. I managed to give the packets to people near the Koyambedu market though,” he shared.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp