Chandigarh: MLAs belonging to the ruling SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab Saturday decided to donate a months salary for rehabilitation of victims in Uttarakhand. An official spokesman said,legislators took the decision following an appeal from Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal earlier in the day. Badal has convened an emergency meeting of the state cabinet here on Monday evening to review and expedite relief measures for hapless victims of Uttarakhand flood tragedy.
SGPC dispatches vehicles
Ludhiana: The SGPC Saturday dispatched two dozen vehicles including ambulances to Dehradun to assist with rescue operations in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand. Mini buses,SUVs and ambulances have been sent to the hill state,SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said. A team of doctors has been rushed to Dehradun,he said. The SGPC chief lauded the role of the Army,ITBP and other forces in the rescue operations.
Punjab chopper carries out sorties
Chandigarh: A Punjab government helicopter carried out sorties Saturday and rescued around 100 pilgrims from Gurdwara Govind Dham,said vice-chairman of Shri Hemkunt Sahib Management Trust (SHSMT) Narinderjit Singh Bindra. Bindra said over phone from Rishikesh that no pilgrims are left in Govind Dham.
IAs officers give a days salary
Chandigarh: The Punjab State IAS officers’ Association Saturday decided to donate one day’s salary of all serving Punjab cadre officers for supporting rescue and relief operations in Uttarakhand. Disclosing this,president of Punjab State IAS Officers’ Association,Sarvesh Kaushal said he had requested Chief Secretary Rakesh Singh to send the amount to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund after deducting it from their salaries.