Food, water, clothes sent by plane
With the initiative of hundreds of citizens, the Universal Sai Association, along with various non-governmental organisations (NGOs), collected nearly one tonne of foodgrains, biscuits, 2 tonnes of water and clothes and sent the consignment to Uttarakhand for the pilgrims trapped at Kedarnath.
Several pilgrims are still trapped near Kedarnath and the rescue operation there was hampered time and again because of inclement weather. Efforts are on to rescue these pilgrims, some of them hailing from city and nearby districts as well as some villages. According to reports, many pilgrims took shelter at camps. The local organisations sent the relief material to these camps.
Universal Sai Association vice-president Dr Priya Shende, Ganesh Salunke, Automobile Association's Sanjay Talwar, Sanajy Mehta, Sunil Yewle, Sai Audumbar Seva Samiti's Rajan Kale and others made efforts for the project. All material was sent by SpiceJet to Delhi Airport in the presence of airport director D J Salve. SpiceJet Ltd's Ajay Chib, Ashutosh Kale, Swapnil Harkal and Bharat Bhalerao were also present on the occasion. This material will later be sent for Dehradun camp by Wednesday evening. More relief material will be sent in the next few days, said Bharat Bhalerao.