With Jammu and Kashmir badly hit by flood, women from Doaba are busy preparing langar all through the nights for the region. After Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s directions asking for supplies to be sent to J&K, the food is sent to Amritsar and Chandigarh airports in the morning, after which it is airlifted to Kashmir.
Environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, who received a call from Kapurthala district administration late on Friday night, got food prepared for 1,500 people in just a couple of hours. It was then delivered to Amritsar airport before 6 am on Saturday.
“We started preparing langar at 2 am after getting a call. Food was prepared with efforts from gurdwaras Tahli Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Guru Sar Saiflabad, Blare Khanpur, Khakhrain, Talwandi madho and Fattewal. Sant Amrik Singh delivered the food at Amritsar airport,” Seechewal said.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district also sent langar on Saturday. On Friday, nearly 10,000 paranthas were delivered at Chandigarh airport before 10 am and taken to Kashmir on a special flight.
Deputy Commissioner (Nawanshahr) Anidita Mitra said Saturday was the second day that langar was being sent. She added dry snacks and water bottles were also being sent. According to Mitra, people had shown huge interest in preparing langar.
AAP asks volunteers to gather relief.
The Punjab unit of AAP has asked its volunteers to gather relief material from people. Issuing an appeal to volunteers, AAP convener Sucha Singh Chhottepur said that all relief material was to be handed over to the Army, which has opened counters for the same. Chottepur said that AAP was the outcome of a social movement, which would not remain confined to contesting elections alone.