After fighting the dual combat with COVID 19 and Super cyclone Amphan, 320 families from Hingalgunj in North 24 Parganas District of West Bengal, that was ravaged is now getting back to normal life with the support of Teaching and non-teaching staffs of Sarojini Naidu College for Women.
Speaking to News Sense, Jaydeep Rishi, Professor of English says, “The professors along with nonteaching staffs of Sarojini Naidu College for Womens’ worked jointly to help the people who suffered great loss from the super Cyclone Amphan. It has devastated many houses and several people from affected villages are still homeless“.
The institution provided funds to the residents of Hingalgunj which comes under Rupmari panchayat. It has aided two villages which consists of 320 families.
He further adds, “We have raised funds from the people working in the institution and well-wishers whoever has contributed us willfully. With this money, we made separate Survival kits that were given to each families in the devastated area. Hingalgunj is badly affected. We have handed over the kits to the local panchayat. Approximately, 320 families have been supported with this little effort“.
Each of those families has been aided with a survival kit that comprised of one bedcover, torch, 200gms of Amul powdered milk packet, five liters water bottle, two masks, two packets of Marie biscuits and two packets of puffed rice.
According to a volunteer of welfare organization in Kolkata, Kanakpur institution, Yasim Sardar, the residents from the affected area are homeless, facing a huge crisis of drinking water and proper meal. The area was saved from being flooded as the residents had a ready dam built out of the mud. Speaking to the villagers it was known that they were not receiving enough funds or food to support every mouth.
Meanwhile, Kanakpur Institution has donated 25000 rupees in cash to the local body for arranging necessary aid.