Humanitarian effort for Kerala disaster by Malda DPSC chief

26 Aug 2018

Conveying the message of humanity to victims of recent devastating flood in Kerala, thousands of citizens of the district along with artistes and cultural personalities got on the streets to raise fund for their rehabilitation. Chairman of district primary school council (DPSC) Asis Kundu, who is also a member of chairman-in-council of English Bazaar civic body played the key role in organizing the mega-fund raising programme for Kerala flood victims on Saturday evening in English Bazaar.
Nearly 2500 residents of English Bazaar mutely walked together in mourning of those who were killed in the unprecedented calamity.
“Our objective was to convey the message to our fellow co-citizens in Kerala who faced a disaster recently. Our Trinamool Congress supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee has always taught us not to divide people and be with the victims of natural calamity rising over all differences. It was her teaching that inspired us to hold the programme,” Kundu said. The gigantic rally traversed along the major streets in English Bazaar and concluded at Foara More, the heart of the city.
“We are thankful that all popular and renowned artistes performed not asking for a single penny. Their cultural performances for mankind helped us raise a large amount in only a couple of hours. We would send the fund to Kerala through our district administrative officials,” Kundu said. Superintendent of police Arnab Ghosh appreciated the enterprise aloud. “The joint effort by the DPSC chairman and Abahani cultural organization in standing by the flood victims in Kerala deserve a huge applause. Such should be our attitude and thus the humanity keeps blooming,” Ghosh said. District magistrate Kaushik Bhattacharya, academician Shaktipada Patra and dignitaries also lauded the humanitarian venture. (EOIPC)