GUWAHATI, July 21 - Members of the United Sikhs Humanitarian Volunteers has set up a relief camp at Morigaon to provide shelter, medical assistance and meals to the flood-hit people.
The United Sikhs said in a statement here that with permission from the authorities concerned, it set up the camp at Morigaon to extend humanitarian assistance to the flood victims with food, water and a place to put up in. The langar, that is a free-of-cost community meal system, offers bottled water along with rice, dal, biscuits and bread.
�We feel honoured to serve and bring smiles on the faces of these people who have suffered a lot, losing their belongings and homesteads,� said Parminder Singh of the United Sikhs Humanitarian Volunteers. He further said that the children of these people have maintained a positive disposition despite the strenuous condition they are in.
The United Sikhs is an NGO. It is an Indian, non-profit organisation. It is affiliated to the United Nations and has 11 chapters across the world. Through its Sikh Aid programme, the United Sikhs serve as first responders in the wake of natural disasters. In addition to its langar service, the organisation also works alongside the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force to help evacuate those left marooned by the floods.
�As floodwaters recede, the greatest threat will be the outbreak of deadly diseases, which affects both humans and animals,� said Dr Bhupender Kaur of the United Sikhs Humanitarian Volunteers. �In treating flood survivors, it is important to help in healing their hearts and minds holistically with medicine, meditation and healthy meals,� she said.
United Sikhs Volunteers are currently in need of public assistance, including donations, to help the people affected by natural calamities like floods, said the statement.