Clinging on to hope
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Our aim is to gather INR 10 MILLION. Special thanks to
G. Pulla Reddy Charities Trust and the management and staff of GPREC for donating INR 16,86,000.00.
You may be aware that the Kurnool district - Kurnool town, Nandyal town and many nearby villages - has been severely hit by recent floods. It is the worst calamity that has ever occurred in the history of Kurnool. Thousands of people lost their homes. An irreparable damage has been done to the lives and properties of people from different walks of life - farmers, laborers, employees, businessmen. Several houses, shopping complexes, business centers, and government offices including banks had been submerged in water and in villages crops on the field are washed out. The overflowing Krishna, Tungabhadra and Kundu rivers passing through the district have created the havoc. The situation prevailing now in the affected areas can't just be described in words.
Kurnool, a large town with a population of approximately five hundred thousands, bore the brunt of the flood fury as water reached up to the first floor of several buildings. There were heart-rending scenes of people frantically seeking help to rescue them. It is estimated that about 40,000 people had taken shelter on the rooftops.
Much of the misery was caused by Tungabhadra and Handri rivers, tributaries of the Krishna, which arosed menacingly bringing Kurnool and Mantralayam, the seat of Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, under a sheet of water. Several places in Mantralayam were under ten feet of water and the temple pontiff Swami Sushmendra was among the 15,000 odd people stranded in the town.
It is heartening to note that many NGOs and individuals are coming forward voluntarily to help the needy in their own way. We took inspiration from such people and are trying to do our bit for the fellow human beings who have fallen on the streets for want of food, clothes and shelter.