Lets Rebuild Kerala
Kashmir Calling 2005
‘The devastating Himalayan earthquake of 2005 (recording a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale) took a toll of
thousands of human lives and rendered millions homeless. In India, nearly 1,345 were confirmed dead but another 2,000
were reported missing. More than 36 thousand properties were damaged either fully or partially.
The Kolgidhar Society decided to create and send o Disaster Relief Team to the affected rea on 18th Oct. ‘05. This team
promptly began the job of repair and construction of fallen houses, schools and places of worship and worked day & night
for 70 days before snow-fall.
By the end of Phase-1 of the Kashmir Relief Mission, The Kalgidhar Society had spent around Rs. 2.25 Crores
(Rs.23 Million) with the help of Donations/contributions from its donors and also substantially from its own resources.
The Kashmir Times
The Kashmir Times
Relief and Rehabilitation Efforts
The Kalgidhar Society’s relief and rehabilitation efforts in South Asia earthquake have been acknowledged by Govt. of India’s Ministry of Home Affairs in ifs Annual Report 2005-2006. On page 112, Clause 7.65, under the heading “NGO’s effort in providing shelters”, it mentions the efforts of The Kalgidhar Society in Uri and Tangdhar areas of Kashmir in the
earthquake which took a fol of thousands of human lives and rendered millions homeless.
The rehabilitation work done for Kashmir earthquake victims in villages Uri and Kupwara (Distt. Baramula):
The Kalgidhar Society has done a commendable work in carrying out relief and rehabilitation work in Uri
The volunteers have worked very hard to ensure thot relief material reaches remotest of the remote areas. I would like to congratulate one and all for this commendable work and place on record the appreciation of one and all for the dedication and devotion of all the volunteers of The Kalgidhar Society.
Sub Division Magistrate,
Ur, Dist. Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir, India
PK Singh, Colonel, Officer in Charge, Disaster Management Cell, Ur, Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Manohar Lallncharge, Bhartiya Janata Party, Jammu & Kashmir, INDIA Charanjit Singh Khalsa, Secretary, Bhartiya Janata Party, Kashmir Valley, India