South African Indians raising funds for Uttarakhand
Indian community in South Africa has launched a fund raising drive to contribute to the relief efforts in flood-hit Uttarakhand. Local welfare organisation ‘Atmadaan’ and the ‘Johannesburg Yuvak Mandal’ have launched a collection drive already, while the BAPS Charities organisation is on the verge of launching a national relief fund.
‘We are appealing to South Africans to open their hearts and wallets, as they have done in the past with relief efforts for earthquake and tsunami victims in India,’ said Atmadaan spokesman Ishwarlal Govan. Indian High Commissioner to South Africa, Virendra Gupta, has lauded their efforts.