Delhi volunteers make friends while helping Kashmiris during disaster
As J&K was hit by worst ever disaster which has claimed so far more than 200 lives but faith and friendship are still alive and kicking in the state.
Karan Koushik and Anushka Subramanian, who are Delhi based volunteers came with their seven members team to help Kashmiri people who have been badly hit by the flash flood last week. Both Karan and Anushka with their team members reached Srinagar on 10th of September, this team met with each other on social networking site FaceBook and decided to come to the help of Kashmiri people.
According to Karan, who is the team head said that “We are basically mountaineers and did much work in Uttarakhand and Ladakh flash floods now this time we decided to come help for Kashmir”.
They first tried to reach out to the government but it had disappeared, later they met a Kashmiri volunteer who had also come from Delhi. They later launched their own rescue operation on the same day of 10th September in which they rescued one and a month old sick baby from Aluchi Bagh area which is near about half a kilometre from city centre Lalchowk.
Another volunteer Anushka said that on the same the team was invited by a local family to spend the night. They treated us like a family and they offered us to use their kitchen which is unpredictable.
On the next day the team met with the group of volunteers at Hyderpora area which was busy in distributing ration items on war footing basis in flooded areas. Both Karan and Anushka with their team joined hands with them and spent all the time in rescue operations.
Karan, Anushka and their team rescued hundreds of stranded families and distributed tonnes of essential items to needy. Anushka said that she and her team appreciated the warmth and love of Kashmiri people. The team is today leaving back to Delhi with great memories.