Lending a helping hand to the Nepalese population in this hour of crisis, a group of city youngsters from the Nagpur Parsi Gymkhana are collecting relief material for those affected by the earthquake.
The youngsters have started a drive asking citizens to contribute relief items for the quake survivors. The relief material will be handed over to Delhi-based NGO Goonj, which will further send the items to Nepal. The group members informed that till now they have collected about 5,000 kilograms of rice, 500 kilograms of milk powder, biscuits and some other items.
The members are collecting non-perishable food item, including rice, dal, biscuits, milk powder and other relief materials like five litre pressure cookers having ISI mark, ropes, old mobile phones with chargers, solar lamps, blankets and bed sheets.
IT consultant Cyrus Major, who is a member of Nagpur Parsi Gymkhana, informed that they are collecting materials which the affected people need. “The volunteers of Goonj are presently in the interiors of Nepal. They are guiding us about what to collect as per the present day requirement. We will be sending our first lot of collected material by May 15,” he said.
Another group member Danush Doongaji said that social media has proved to be of great help in spreading the word about this social cause. “We circulated the message on social networking sites and got a very good response form citizens. Till date, about 100 people have come forward and contributed whatever relief material they could. At the time of crisis, everybody must contribute whatever they are capable of,” he added.
Founder of Indianblooddonors.com Khushroo Poacha, who is also coordinating the initiative with Goonj, has appealed to citizens to come forward and help the Nepalese in whatever way they can. Those who wish to donate relief materials can contact Cyrus Major on 9890068108, Danush Doongaji on 9823079740 and Shezad Doongaji on 9823121259.