Uttarkhand rescue operations: Army works round the clock; RSS steps in

published on June 20, 2013

Joining the 5000 Army men who are engaged in rescue and relief operations in the flood ravaged Uttarkhand are the volunteers of Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh, who have have swung into action in the districts of Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi and Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand.

RSS volunteers have also joined the Army in Saharanpur, Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar and Pilibhit districts of Uttar Pradesh to provide relief to the stranded civil population devastated by unprecedented floods.

Along with rescue operations that are going on a war-footing, RSS has also launched the ‘Uttaranchal Daivi Aapda Peedit Sahayata Samiti’ for donations. Assistance centres by the RSS have been set up at Dehradun, Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Agastya Muni, Badrinath, Chamoli and Joshimath

RSS helpline numbers have also been given, which can be reached round the clock. Dehradun central 0135 2624689Shri Ramprakash Painyuli 09410150833Rishikesh-Dinesh Semwal-09412320099Sohan Thalwad-09458389466RSS helpline nos-upper region-Rudraprayag–Vijay Kapadwan-09837500926Sachidanand Nautiyal-09897798646Fata- Dev Prakash-09720502649Upper region- Agastya Muni- and fata– Anup Semwal-09627807645Badrinath-Chamoli-Joshimath-Bhuwan Uniyal-09412965169Upper regions- Badrinath, Chamoli, Joshimath- Shambhu Prasad Chamola-09456579611,Rejendra Bhandari-09411109657Upper regions- Uttarkashi- Manoj Verma-09897166178,Anil ji-(Maneri)-09690756141, Sate Singh Rana- 09411397108.

In Harsil, Rudraprayag, Joshimath, Mana, Gagriya, Govindghat and Dharchula, the Army has set up assistance centres to provide shelter, food, first aid and fresh water to hundreds of pilgrims stranded at various locations due to torrential rain and swollen rivers. Medical teams have also been established at medical aid posts, with four ambulance vehicles being deployed to evacuate injured people.

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