Bhubaneswar/Balasore: Enormous destruction has happened in the post-Phailin flood in different parts of Balasore district. Chennai based Odia society, ‘Utkal Association of Madras’ (UAM) and ‘Aseema Odisha’ (Odisha without Border – OwB) has come forward to provide relief support to the people affected by flood.
Relief has been provided at the most affected villages under Bahanaga and Baliapal block with the help of UAM and other NRO institutions including ‘Aseema Odisha’ under the leadership of Mr. Khirod Kumar Jena, President UAM and Chief Coordinator, OwB. The officials and volunteers of UAM, OwB (congregation of NROs), Mumbai Odia Mahasangh, ‘Utkal Sanskritika Samaja’ (Visakhapatnam); ‘Odisha Pride’ and ‘Odisha Live’ conducted the relief work on Sunday.
The institutions distributed blankets and clothes to more than 180 households at Rahapada, Arada and Malika Sahi villages under Kochiakoili GP of Bahanaga block. Similarly, relief materials were distributed to more than 120 families in various villages on the bank of Subarnarekha. It includes Routarapur and Rasalpur etc. under Bishnupur GP of Baliapal block.
Many villagers on the bank of Subarnarekha have affected severely in the recent flood. Some houses and the school were washed out in the village of Rasalpur. The villagers appealed to the officials of Odia organizations to intervene and support them in having permanent solution to flood havoc.
< UAM Relief Team visiting the flood affected village of Rasalpur[/caption]In this flood relief work along with Mr. Khirod Kumar Jena the other eminent people who participated include Dr. Bipin Mishra, President, Mumbai Odia Mahasangh and Vice Present OwB; Mr. Bisbhuti Bhusan Bisoi, Vice-President, UAM; Mr. Subhas Chandra Biswal, Joint Secretary, ‘Utkal Sanskritika Samaja’, Visakhapatnam; Mr. Nilambar Rath, Founder and Director ‘Odisha Live’; Mr. Manas Das, Founder ‘Odisha Pride’; Mr. Sidharth Jena, member UAM; Mr. Krushna Nayak, senior journalist and Founder ‘Odisha Academy’ and Mr. Uttam Kumar Nayak. Utkal Association of Madras along with ‘Assema Odisha’ and other NRO organizations have been taking up relief work in the cyclone and flood affected areas in different parts of the state over last one month.