Chandigarh/ 09 April: Rotary Club of Chandigarh has volunteered to provide 1000 bags of dry ration after every five days, to familes inside village Faidan which was recently sealed down in the city, informed President Rotary Club Chandigarh Surinder Pal Kaur.
The supplies were handed over today to the Administration by President Surinder Pal Kaur, accompanied by past presidents Rtn Anil Khanna, Rtn Baldev Aggarwal, and Rtn Pankaj Khanna.
Deputy Commissioner Mandip Singh Brar commended the Rotarians for their continued support to the Administration in these challenging times.
Former world President of Rotary International Rajendra K Saboo informed that village Faidan located adjacent to Sector 48 which was sealed, is inhabited by nearly 3700 families (19,000 residents) who need ration supplies, and Rotary Club shall be providing 3,000 dry ration bags over a period of three weeks, i.e. 1000 bags every week.
Each bag contains one week supply of 5kg Atta, 2kg rice, 2kgs Dal, 1 Kg sugar, 1 litre oil, 1/2 kg salt, 200gms of turmeric red chilli powder, jeera etc, costing Rs 590.
Rotarians supervise the packing of each bag at the vendors approved and selected by the Chandigarh Administration, and will be spending almost Rs.18 lakh for this humanitarian project which is being contributed by club members, informed President Surinder Pal Kaur.
The Club is already supplying daily 500 cooked meals each for lunch and dinner for junior doctors and nurses to PGIMER and 400 meals each in the afternoon and evening for the daily wage earners and migrant labours, thanks to the active involvement of Rtn Kawal Bedi, a past district governor of the club, in coordinating the activities and raising funds.