Giving an affirmative response to appeal by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to generously help the flood ravaged people of Kerala, the Jalandhar residents today firmed up support of around Rs 30 lakh within 25 minutes for the hapless people of flood ravaged state.As soon as the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma, who had called a meeting of social workers and entrepreneurs to discuss the gravity of situation, ended his speech a large number of philanthropists and social workers rose up to help the distressed residents of the marooned state. Rising on the occasion President of Gurdwara Singh Sabha Model Town Mr. Ajit Singh Sethi announced that they would provide more than 10,000 blankets for the people of flood affected state. Following the suite CBSE affiliated schools Management association announced cash aide of Rs one lakh besides one day salary of all employees of schools and two trucks of essential commodities required in Kerala. In the same manner Director of Savi International Mr. Mukul Verma also announced a financial assistance of Rs Two lakh and clothes for babies worth Rs 50, 000.Prominent industrial giants Mr. Ashwani Victor and Mr. Gursharan Singh also announced Rs one lakh as aide and 25000 chappals for the flood affected people. In the same manner eminent transporter Mr. Pappu Khosla also announced that he would provide transport service free for transportation of these goods besides a cash aide of Rs 51,000. Likewise, Dr Anoop Bowry from Innocent Heart group, Mr Anil Chopra from St Soldier Group, Mr Sanjeev Murriah from La Blossoms School and Mr Rajesh Mayor from Mayor World School also announced a support of Rs one lakh, Rs one lakh RS 51,000 and Rs one lakh respectively for the flood affected people.
Similarly, Mr. Rajinder Kalsi from Kalsi Engineering group also announced a support of Rs 51,000 from the group. Mr. Shakut Nayyar Trivedi from ACOS also firmed up a support of RS one lakh for the flood affected people whereas leading Finance Company PKF announced RS 51,000 as help.In the same manner Alaska International Group also announced a help of Rs one lakh for the flood ravaged state. Likewise, TRIKA also voluntarily gave four boxes of sanitary pads and other essential commodities for the people of Kerala. A leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals Haker Riders announced a support of Rs 11,000 besides 60,000 medicines and 1000 sleepers for the people of flood affected Kerala. Likewise, Harsharan Chappals also announced a relief of 2000 chappals.Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner while profusely thanking the people for this philanthropic gesture said that they have upheld the glorious tradition of Punjabis to help the people in despair. He said that all these assistance would be routed through the District Red Cross Society, which would set up collection centre in its premises. Mr Sharma said that need of hour was that immediate help was provided to people in Kerala so people desirous of making the contributions must make it within 48 hours, so that it could be immediately sent to Kerala.The Deputy Commissioner said that the state government led by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has already sent a relief worth RS 10 crore to Kerala. He said that on suggestion of few philanthropists who were eager to help people in Kerala through district Red Cross the district administration has decided to start the process. Mr Sharma said that it was heartening to observe the massive response of people for this noble cause due to which goods and monetary help worth around Rs 30 lakh has been firmed up in a few minutes adding that he was hopeful of more help from several quarters.Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Additional Deputy Commissioners Mr Jitendra Jorwal and Mr Jasbir Singh, Sub Divisional Magistrates Mr Paramveer Singh, Mr Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa, Ms Navneet Kaur Bal and Mr Sanjeev Sharma, Executive Magistrate Dr Jai Inder Singh, Assistant Chief Administrator JDA Mr Darbara Singh, Assistant Commissioner Ms. Shayari Malhotra and others.