KOTTAYAM: In a kind gesture, the students and former students of the Pallikoodam School and Excelsior school here have collected a whopping 1.5 tonne necessary items to be distributed among the victims of the quake-devastated Nepal.
The group under the banner ‘Kottayam for Nepal’, which is helping out the Delhi-based NGO Raahat which is involved in the rehabilitation works in Nepal, has managed to collect as much as 1.5 tonnes of essential medicines, clothes, blankets and food items like milk powder and other tinned items. The items, which are packed into cardboard cartons, would be sent to Nepal by an Air India flight which has agreed to lift it free of cost till Kathmandu. An ex-student of Pallikoodam, Arjun Kovoor, who is leading the team comprising 11 members, posted the idea on his facebook page tagging all his friends which later found many takers.
Pala Rotary Club was another major contributor of the team. The club has contributed the essential medicines to be supplied to the injured in the quake-hit country.
It did not take even a week to collect the huge amount of essential goods, the credit of which goes to the social media.
The items stocked currently at a member’s house at Kanjikuzhy here would be dispatched to Kochi on Monday from where they would be sent to Kathmandu.