The Mysore Citizens’ Forum (MCF) has decided to donate a sum of Rs. 25 lakh to take up relief measures for the victims of flood-hit Uttarakhand.

This decision was taken at a meeting held at Suttur Mutt at the foot of Chamundi Hill last evening. Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji presided over the meeting.

Many pilgrims who had visited Badarinath, Kedarnath and other holy places in north India are now returning because of the severe floods in Ganga river and its tributaries.

Many villages along the river are inundated and thousands of villagers have lost their houses and property, apart from many losing their lives.

“More than Rs. 4,000 crore is needed to take up relief measures in Uttarakhand region. Hence the citizens of Mysore must extend a helping hand to the flood victims,” urged the Seer.

Accordingly, the Mysore Citizens’ Forum has decided to donate a sum of Rs. 25 lakh to the Uttarakhand Chief Minister through the Karnataka State government, as the first instalment. More funds will be raised through donations and with assistance from the NGOs that are carrying out relief works in Uttarakhand, some villages will be adopted to take up cleaning works, said the Seer.

Individual philanthropists or institutions and organisations may make donations through cheques or Demand Drafts in the name of Mysore Citizens’ Forum and send them either to Suttur Mutt or the offices of Star of Mysore and Andolana newspapers.

MCF Member-Secretary R. Vasudev Bhat, members Mahesh Nagarajaiah, R. Guru, T.S. Lokesh, Sudarshan, Nagannachar, Convener Mahesh and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore