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PanIIT USA supports the IIT Roorkee - Uttarakhand Relief Initiative

posted Jul 5, 2013, 10:39 AM by Iitraana Sysadmin   [ updated Jul 19, 2013, 7:31 PM ]
PAN IIT USA Board passed a unanimous resolution to support the IIT Roorkee - Uttarakhand Relief Initiative. Expressing his support, PAN IIT USA Board Chairman, Mr Praful Kulkarni asked all IITians to "rise to the occasion and show support".  (See full text below)
 
Thanking the PAN IIT USA Board for the support, IITRAANA President and PAN IIT USA Board member, Mr Anoop Verma, said, "the unanimous support reiterates the gravity of the situation and the urgent need for everyone to join hands to help in this hour of need of the thousands impacted by this calamity."  Active discussions are in progress for opportunities of contribution through monetary, technical expertise, service, social or resource means. To participate or for more details please see the links below or contact IITRAANA iitraanasa@gmail.com.

Newsletter June, 2013 - Message from PanIIT USA Chairman

Uttarakhand Relief Fund
Message From PanIIT USA Chairman  

Dear fellow alumni,

  

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who are suffering through this painful tragedy.

  

Following is an excerpt from today's New York Times on the current situation.

"Rescue operations in the flood-struck parts of Uttarakhand are nearly finished, and almost all of the stranded pilgrims have returned to their homes. What they leave behind are half a million people who have no way to earn a living as tourists stay away from the entire state.

The floods that began on June 16 destroyed the towns near tourist hotspots like the Hindu shrine Kedarnath in the district of Rudraprayag, and killed at least 1,000 people, with 3,000 still missing. Yet most of Uttarakhand is still open for business during what is normally the state's high season for tourism."

  

In response to this tragedy, the Pan IIT USA board passed a unanimous resolution that PanIIT USA supports the IIT Roorkee - Uttarkhand Relief Initiative. IIT Roorkee - Uttarakhand Relief Initiative has been launched to mobilize resources in an effort to support the victims of this disaster.


This initiative is being spearheaded by IIT-Roorkee Alumni Association of North America and IIT Roorkee Heritage Foundation and IIT Roorkee.

All funds raised from this initiative will be sent to "IIT Roorkee - Uttarakhand Reconstruction Fund" which is managed by IIT Roorkee and will be used towards relief and reconstruction efforts by IIT Roorkee in Uttarakhand.

 

The President and the Executive Committee of PanIIT USA is taking necessary actions to bring expert help to the relief effort.  If you want to volunteer your expertise, please send an email to newsletter@iit.org and we will connect you to the proper authority. 
 
I am personally counting on every alumni in USA and Canada to rise to the occasion and show support.

  

  

  

Thanks

  

Praful Kulkarni

Chairman, PanIIT USA 

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