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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Chennai flood affected - rehabilitation by SYMA 2016

They say that people’s memory is short-lived.  Can those affected forget memories of those wet days of Dec 2015 too !  Chennai rains floored many, spared none – levelling many things. 

Many parts of the city were so badly affected.  Even as it was raining SYMA and many other associations sprang to action, providing relief in the form of food, clothes, milk and more importantly moral support.  SYMA volunteers went to many places, all of which have been detailed by me.  We have received donations from many kind-hearted people, who have been supporting us. 

In strategic rehabilitation, we reached out to students of Chennai High School, Kottur; then  it was a different experience at Urapakkam, where people narrated their tale of woes – water entry, loss of property, entry of snakes and other creatures in to houses and more melancholy. Last Sunday, we were at Urapakkam providing more than 200 family packs consisting of  5 kgs of rice; 1 kg of 3 dhall; 1 ltr of Goldwinner oil, many utensils including timber, tamarind, sugar, soap & detergents; dhoties and sarees [costing around Rs.1850 each] ~  around 80 school bags too were distributed. 

This time, it was slightly different thought process.  Instead of we going to affected places ~ [there is great difficulty in identifying those affected and more when it comes to distributing as sometimes, many others too vie] and it becomes difficult regulating and distributing.  An association ‘Tamilnadu  Maruthuvar Samuthaya Peravai’ [organisation for the hair stylists at various parts of the city] had identified their people at various places affected and through them SYMA issued tokens.  Today, at Singarachari Street, we distributed more than 120 family kits comprising of -  kerosene pump stove, 5 kgs of rice; 1 kg of 3 dhall; 1 ltr of Goldwinner oil, many utensils including timber, tamarind, sugar, soap & detergents; dhoties and sarees [costing around Rs.2350 each]

The distribution was complete in 1 ½ hours in an orderly manner. SYMA on this occasion, thanks all its donors, well-wishers and volunteers.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

Secretary, SYMA. 10th Jan 2016.









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