A PRESS-RELEASE EDITED BY BR. CHRISTOPHER DAWES ON OUR "PROJECT RELIEF CAMP" TRIP TO PARODI VILLAGE THATYUR, JAUNPUR BLOCK.
ST.GEORGE’S COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TEAM UP WITH THE SCHOOL TO VISIT PARODI VILLAGE, THATIYUR TO CONDUCT A RELIEF CAMP
The St.George’s Social Service Unit headed by the Principal, Br.Christopher Dawes, accompanied by the Secretary of the Manorite Alumni Association, Mr.Inderjit Singh Bedi and other Manorites, conducted ‘Operation Relief Camp’ at Parodi Village, Thatiyur on the 27th August 2013. The team was accompanied by two Doctors from Spinal Injuries Centre , New Delhi, and a Dentist thanks to Maj.H.P.S.Ahluwalia, President of the Manorite Alumni Association. Mr. Manoj Singh Rawat, Director, Himalayan Jyoti Samiti, Mussoorie coordinated the visit to the Uttarakhand flood affected village.
The team departed from St.George’s College at 8:30 am along with the relief material and reached Ground Zero at 10:00am. They were met at Thatiyur by Mr.Manoj Rawat and his assistant and together they proceeded to the Parodi Village situated 6 kms away. On reaching the village we were met by Mr. Krishnan Badani and his assistant Mr.Jaidev Lekhwar who gave us a tour of the flood affected village. The entire village was inundated by flood waters and debris on the night of the 16th June and completely submerged. After brief introductions, the Health Camp got underway and every villager was examined by the two doctors and the dentist and medicines were prescribed.
At the conclusion of the Health Camp a brief meeting was conducted with all the villagers, members of the Alumini Association, Staff & students of St.George’s College Social Service Unit present along with the Pradhan Mr.Krishan Badani, the assistant Pradhan Mr.Jaidev Lekhwar, the Head of ASHA Mrs Kanta Lekhwar and other senior citizens of the village. At the meeting, Mr. Manoj Singh Rawat, Director Himalayan Jyoti Samiti thanked the team from The Manorite Alumini Association and St.George’s College for the generous effort in providing relief material to the beleaguered village and expressed the hope that this visit would be the first of many in the future to help rehabilitate the village. The Pradhan, Mr.Krishan Badani also expressed his heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all the members of the team for the generosity and magnanimity shown in the visit at the time of need.
Br.Christopher speaking on the occasion assured the villagers that the school would continue its support to the village in the near future. He also announced that the school would seriously consider catering to the education of some students from the affected village at Nirmala Inter College, a sister concern of St.George’s College, with the assistance of the Manorite Alumini Association of the school. Mr.Inderjit Singh Bedi, Secretary of the Manorite Alumini Association, in his address to the gathering reiterated what the Principal Br.Christopher said in his address and added that he was committed to working on a consistent basis with the village and in the interest of the villagers in the future. He promised another visit in October to follow up in further relief work.
After the meeting, the entire team accompanied with the village officials and villages proceeded to the top of the road where the relief material was distributed to the villagers. They were given kits consisting of solar lanterns, plastic bulk containers to preserve food grains etc, shaving kits, bleaching powder, plastic moulded heavy duty 11/2” thalis, refined oil, matches and candles. The school students were also provided school bags with a complete set of stationery, and 33 chairs and desks for the school, which is conducted temporarily in the Health Centre as the school is completely damaged.
The senior students of the school accompanying the relief team admitted that this was a very enlightening experience for them to witness the scale of the disaster hands on and said they were very saddened by the extent of the damage caused. They also resolved to continue supporting the village even after leaving school.
Also present at the distribution of the relief material were members of the Alumini Association – Karan Chauhan, Jatin Kapoor, Sanjay Verma, Vernon Shepherd & Bhuvan Gandhi. The members of the St.George’s College Staff present were, Mr. John David, President of the School Social Service Club, Mr.Chamoli and Mr.Khurram Khan, a parent and well wisher of the school.
Pictures of the Governing Body Meeting held in Delhi at Spinal Injuries Centre on 10th August 2013.
JACKIE MEMORIAL FOOTBALL
Its celebration time as our team of Manorite Alumni managed to bag the “JACKIE MEMORIAL FOOTBALL TROPHY” this year.
”CONGRATULATIONS ONE AND ALL”
The most touching act of our winning team was to donate the Cash Prize to Disaster Management Relief Fund” HATS OFF guys to you all.
GODBLESS EACH ONE OF YOU !!