Citizens have extended their condolences to the deceased with candle-light vigils and praying for peace for the victims. People of the city are collecting funds for people who are still stuck in the affected areas, while Indian Medical Association (IMA) of the city chapter will send a team of doctors tonight.
Kanpur District Magistrate Avinash Singh said that the city advocates have also collected Rs 1 lakh and submitted it to him in draft and promised to donate more funds in future. Head cleric Maulana Alam Raza Nuri said that he has directed all the Imams of the city mosques to pray for the flood victims, who are still stuck in post-flood debris, and for their safe arrival back home.
He said many relief-camps have been set up in the Muslim-dominated villages and edibles and other necessary items will be sent to the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand through the city DM. Meanwhile, the traders belonging to Akhil Bharatiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal have set up two camps in Collector Ganj market area where biscuits, flour packets, mineral water bottles, medicines and other necessary items are being collected by them.
A truck with the relief-material from these camps will be headed for Uttarakhand tonight, a trader said. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) national spokesperson Praksh Sharma said that the local teams of VHP in Haridwar and Dehradun are taking part in rescue operations. Officials of the Commercial Tax Department have also decided to donate their one-day salary for the flood victims.