Kerala Temple Fire Relief Appeal

By Sewa International Appeal published on April 12, 2016

In the worst-ever pyrotechnics tragedy to strike Kerala, 110 persons were killed and close to 400 injured, many of them critically, on Sunday (10th April,2016).


Around 3:30 am, disaster struck the crowded premises of the Puttingal Devi Temple at Paravur, south of Kollam, when an entire dump of fire crackers meant to be burst to mark the conclusion of the Meena-Bharani festival exploded, killing over 40 persons instantly, badly injuring hundreds more and causing horrible damage to nearby buildings and houses.

Sewa International has resolved to serve the fire-tragedy affected people and their grief-stricken families with the help of its on ground partner organizations in rescue and relief efforts.

Sewa International appeals to the benevolent donors to be generous in contributing towards immediate relief to the fire-tragedy affected brethren in Kerala. Your timely contribution in this hour-of-need can help provide necessary aid to the hurt and bereaving families.

We need your support to spread the word and multiply the impact.

We really appreciate your help in this hour of need!!

Donation Info

For Cheque Payment (by Mail)

You can mail your earthquake relief contributions by Cheque to our office address below,

Sewa International

49, Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg,
New Delhi -110002, India
Tel:+91 11 43007650, 23517373
Email: [email protected]


For Online Donations 

Indian accounts: 

USA Accounts: 

For Direct Bank Transfer (NEFT/RTGS etc)

Account details:

      For Foreign Donations-

      Sewa International

      Account No.-   10080533326

      Jhandewala Extn Branch(Delhi)             State Bank of India

      Branch Code-             9371

      Swift Code-     SBININBB550 

      IFS Code – SBIN0009371  

Account details:

        For Local Donations-

        Sewa International 

        Account No.-   10080533304

        Jhandewala Extn Branch(Delhi)             State Bank of India

        Branch Code  –         9371

        IFS Code – SBIN0009371 


NOTE: It is mandatory for every donor to inform his/her identity like name address, contact number & mail id, PAN Number and the cause towards which this is being donated like “Kerala Fire Relief”.

Sewa International is registered under FCRA to allow for Foreign Donations.

Sewa International also provides Income Tax exemption under IT Act 80G for domestic donors.

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