Monks carry food to Uttarakhand victims

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 09:57 hrs

Belur: Monks from the Belur headquartered Ramakrishna Mission are walking miles carrying food on their shoulders to feed people in the inaccessible villages of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.

Swami Suhitananda, General Secretary of the Mission, told reporters here that 'sadhus' from their monastic order are actively participating in relief work.

"There are no trucks plying as the roads are badly damaged. At some places monks have to walk for 25 kms to reach food to the victims," officials of the Mission said.

They have set up relief camps at Agastya Muni, about 25 kms from Rudraprayag, and at Phata near Gupta Kashi.

The monks have distributed food, utensils, candles and matchboxes to about 30 inaccessible villages around Rudraprayag and Gupta Kashi.

Besides this, more than a thousand flood-affected patients have been treated in the medical camp, officials said.

Steps are also being taken to distribute clothing and blankets among the distressed people.

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