Friday, October 24, 2014

RAAHAT - Collection Drive for J&K Floods Relief

We, the Kartavya Team and Rotary Cosmopolitan organized a campaign RAAHAT- Collection drive for Jammu and Kashmir Floods Relief Camp in collaboration with Goonj. Goonj is running a nationwide campaign RAAHAT to collect woollen, blankets, tents, rope, basic medicines, dry ration and clothes for the relief camp. The drive was conducted on 30th of September, 2014 and 1st of October, 2014 in the city of Raipur. The full truckload collected materials from the people of Raipur was sent to Delhi Goonj offce on  7th October 2014  from Safexpress, Telibandha. The truck was flag-off by Dr. BS Sahay, Director IIM Raipur,Rtn Shashi Varvandkar, Rtn Rakesh Dave, Rtn Rahul Jain, President Rotary Cosmopolitan, Ashish Garg Professor IIM Raipur, Rtn Vivek Jaggi, Secretary Rotary Cosmopolitan, Rtn Ajay Goyal, Rtn Kirti Vyas, Rtn Anil Nihlaniand other dignitaries of Rotary Cosmopolitan to Delhi Goonj office. The materials from Delhi Goonj office will then be transported to Jammu and Kashmir Relief Camp.

The volunteers of Kartavya visited various households across Shankar Nagar, Anupam Nagar, Shailendra Nagar, Professor Colony, Sundar Nagar, Wallfort City Tagore Nagar, Rajanendra Nagar, Jeeven Vihar,Shwet Hans, Pension Wada, Civil Lines,DDU Nagar, Walfort Enclave, Avanthi Nagar, Simran City, Choubey Colony, Sundar Nagar and Samta Colony. We formed a group of 4 members and worked enthusiastically round the clock from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM visiting all the localities in Raipur in tempos.  Also the campaign was run in HNLU College, Raipur and Pragathi College. The collection drive was carried out in Magneto Mall on both the days. The response we got from the households was stupendous and we received huge quantities of clothes, blankets & bed sheets, utensils and dry ration from the households. We also visited general stores and hospitals to collect dry ration and medicines respectively. The material we collected accounted to 88 bags in which 70 bags comprised of clothes, 5 bags of blankets & bed sheets, 8 bags of dry ration, 4 bags of utensils and 1 bag of medicines. Rotary Cosmopolitan provided the Logistics support to carry out the campaign successfully in the city.

The positive response from the people imbibed a positive sense of feeling in us to strive hard and collect more materials. The act of helping others creates an improved sense of well-being. Knowing that one has sacrificed something such as time, finances or property in order to help others in need can gives sense of purpose in life or work and inner satisfaction.