Art of Living reaches out for relief work in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, India
1st July 2013

Provides immediate trauma-relief to the evacuees

In an initiative to provide immediate material and trauma relief to the evacuees of the calamity-struck Uttarakhand, The Art of Living volunteers in Dehradun and North India under the aegis of Volunteer For A Better India (VBI) have been working with the paramilitary forces, the IAF and disaster management teams.

Ever since heavy floods lashed the area and resulted in heavy loss of lives, volunteers of the organization have set up relief camps in Guptkashi, Dharasu, Harsil, Rudraprayag, Gauchar Rishikesh and Jolly Grant airport.Volunteers trekked and reached out to remotest of villages like Chandrapura, Medula, Sili, Agastya Muni, Vijaynagar, Ukhimth, Neily, Kund and Arkund to provide relief material, food, medical aid and trauma relief to the inhabitants in distress.

Door to door relief material was distributed in homes who lost an earning member.Team of 250 volunteers including doctors are constantly providing trauma relief, medical aid, food, assisting in rescue operations and clearing the debris. 100 truck loads of relief material which came in from various parts of the country has reached areas which had not seen food for few days.

Apart from providing material relief, trauma relief workshop at Dharasu and Harsil have reached out to hundreds of people and have helped them be calm and has provided solace .“Meditation, breathing exercises and satsangs are helping people to regain their composure and faith and plan their life ahead. Amidst disaster and grief, people are finding solace through these practices,” shared Swami Divyanand who is camping at Guptkashi.

If you’d like to volunteer, contact Swami Divyanandji: 09627057932

Shweta Golani: 09837246264