Bangalore, July 2: It is a terrible time for the whole nation. The Uttarakhand flood tragedy has left the country paralysed. Thousands died, thousands more are missing and their loved ones are still breathless and clinging onto a hope that some day, they will be found.
In this tragic times, the nation has united together and has been pooling in funds in the form of money, food and other necessary materials for those who were affected in this nature's cruel form of tragedy.
The whole country has been trying to help the affected, homeless people who were evecuated, with whatever form of help they can provide. The Army carried rescue operations, the ministers and people are pooling in money, schools and colleges across the country are trying to fund biscuit packets, clothes, grains and whatever more they can.
Relief materials being distribute to locals
Relief materials being distribute to locals at Saudi village in flash flood-hit Kedar valley, Uttarakhand on Sunday.
Army men unload relief material
Army men unload relief material from an IAF MI-26 helicopter at Gauchar district Chamoli in Uttrakhand on Friday.
Red Cross lorry carrying relief material
Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad flags off an Indian Red Cross lorry carrying relief material for flood-hit people of Uttarakhand.
Army personnel provide food
Army personnel provide food to stranded pilgrims at a relief camp in Chamoli district.
Army personnel provide food
Army personnel provide food to stranded pilgrims at a relief camp.
Cheque for PM's relief fund for Uttarkhand victims,
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde receives a cheque for PM's relief fund for Uttarkhand victims, from DG CRPF Pranay Sahay, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Uttarakhand flood relief fund
BJP supporters contributing to Uttarakhand flood relief fund during the state party workers meeting in Patna on Sunday.
CM's relief fund for drought victims
Playback singer Asha Bhosle presents a cheque of Rs. 5 Lakh to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan towards CM's relief fund for drought victims.
Relief material for Uttarakhand flood victims
Congress President Sonia Gandhi with her son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagging off relief material for Uttarakhand flood victims, in New Delhi on Monday.
cheque for Uttarakhand
Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal receives a cheque for Uttarakhand CM's relief fund from Chairman and Managing Director, Coal India Ltd., S Narsing Rao in New Delhi on Friday.
The flowing funds
18 crore rupees pour in as donations for Uttarakhand over last 9 days. Over 10 crore people donated 3.5 crore online. The CRPF force contributed over Rs18 crore to support the victims of the massive calamity in the hill state. Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy announced a Rs 50-crore fund for those affected. Of this, Rs 10 crore will be given for rescue and relief works undertaken by the Uttarakhand government and the rest will be spent through the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) for 'pilgrim amenities complexes' at Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri costing Rs 10 crore each, according to the CM's statement.
Andhra Pradesh police personnel donated their one day's salary, amounting to total Rs two crore, towards relief operations in flood-hit Uttarakhand. The state government provided Rs two crore to the Uttarakhand flood relief fund. Besides this, all ministers agreed to contribute a month's salary to the relief fund. All members of Madhya Pradesh Congress Legislative Party (CLP) would send Rs 6.67 lakh for the help of those affected.
Hockey India (HI) also contributed Rs. 10 lakhs to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to help the flood victims of Uttarakhand.
Punjab government announced that they would send 10,000 tons wheat flour & rice, 100 tons sugar & 10,000 blankets, shawls & sweaters for the flood victims.
The donation was not only restricted to these items. The BJP Gwalior workers sent 250 blood bottles to Uttrakhand victims on Dr.Shyama Prasad Mukharji's balidaan diwas.
This is just a tip of the iceberg to what has actually been donated and still being pooled out.
But out of this money flood and other materialistic donations flowing towards the victims for their help and benefit and growth, how much will actually reach them, only time will tell.