Five lorry loads of relief material for Tamil Nadu flagged off
By Our Staff रिपोर्टेrjan
Lorries carrying relief material for tsunami victims in Tamil Nadu, which began their journey from Bangalore on Tuesday. — Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
BANGALORE, JAN. 4. Five lorry loads of relief material, mainly contributed by the Karnataka Hosiery and Garment Association (KHAGA), left here today. The Minister for Industries, P.G.R. Sindhia, flagged off the lorries from Mamulpet here.
The consignment, the largest non-governmental effort to provide relief, according to the KHAGA president, Anurag Singhla, consisted of steel vessels (7,000), sanitary soaps, biscuit packets, bed sheets, towels, lungis, plastic mats (3,000 each) and 1,000 kg of milk powder — all contributed by the KHAGA; stoves, non-plastic pots, bed sheets, saris, other garments (500 each), 1,500 vessels, 500 litres of edible oil, 5,000 kg of foodgrain, chilli power, turmeric powder and 1,000 lungis or panches — contributed by the Mysore Road Plastics Manufacturers' Association; and nine tonnes of rice, dal, salt (500 kg each), 1,000 saris, bed sheets and mats (500 each) and 1,200 vessels contributed by Naval Steel Corporation, Vikas Steel Corporation and Super India Transport Company.
The relief material is being sent to villages in Nagapattinam and Cuddalore districts of Tamil Nadu.
In his address, Mr. Sindhia said the Government will give all support to the garment industries so that Bangalore emerges as a leader in fashion and designing. The Ministers lauded the efforts of the KHAGA to provide relief to the tsunami victims.
The Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Ramalinga Reddy, and P.C. Mohan, MLA, were present.