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Press Release: 22nd Sept 2008, Monday       8th Assu (Samvat 540 Nanakshahi )

Press Release

UNITED SIKHS Distributes Clothes and Cattle Feed in Villages Affected by Panjab Floods.
Situation “Grim” in Panjab.

Jalandhar, Panjab – The UNITED SIKHS Sikh Aid team in Panjab distributed 11,500 Kgs of livestock feed in the villages of Gidderpindi, Warajodh Singh, Sambhara, Kutbhiwal. Village Sarpanchs have requested for more cattle feed for hungry animals. Woollen garments, shirts, pants, children cloths were also distributed to over 450 adults and children in the village of Mandala and Kutbhiwal.

Distribution of Supplies:

Sarpanch Ranjodh Singh of village Wara Jodh Singh said, “On behalf of the Panchayat, I thank UNITED SIKHS for providing the villagers with emergency relief and supplies.”

UNITED SIKHS Volunteers distributing clothes to children and women in villages

Sarpanch Baljeet Singh of village Gidderpindi thanked Bhai Amrik Singh of UNITED SIKHS, Panjab for providing the Cattle feed for hungry animals, whose feed had been destroyed by the recent floods. In a letter to UNITED SIKHS Sarpanch requested 37500 Kgs of more cattle feed for 900 animals.

Livestock feed distributed in Villages Warajodh Singh, Kutabhiwal and Sambhala

Sarpanch Kuldeep Kaur, of village Kutabhiwal said, “On behalf of the village panchayat I’m thankful to the UNITED SIKHS Sikh Aid team for providing us the most needed cattle feed for our animals.”

Livestock feed distributed in the Village of Gidderpindi

A note of thanks from the Sarpanch

Bhai Amrik Singh, UNITED SIKHS relief coordinator said, “After distributing our 3rd shipment of relief supplies in villages, we feel there is still much more to do to rehabilitate the affected villagers.”

A donor, Gurbaksh Singh, said, “Cattle feed supply has become more essential in Panjab than ever before. Food supply for the people and feed for livestock will sustain their means of existence”.

Sikh Aid Director, Kuldip Singh, said, “25-foot breach in the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, near Ghanour, 35 km from Patiala has been reported, affecting 4000 acres of land. We continue to assist and provide aid, which cannot be done without your assistance. Aid Panjab NOW!”

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UNITED SIKHS – Panjab Base Camp:
Bhai Amrik Singh
Gurudwara Nijamundinpur
Kala Bakra, Jalandhar

Relief Coordinators: Harinder Singh Phone: +91-(0)9463573036, Bhai Amrik Singh (0)9815836110

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To read a previous press release on our Panjab flood relief project see http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-07-09-2008-00.htm

Issued By:
Daljit Singh
Phone: (0)9810770363


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