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Contribute generously towards quake-hit: PM

October 13, 2005 22:31 IST

As relief efforts continued on a war-footing, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday appealed to people to contribute generously to help in relief and rehabilitation work in earthquake-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.

"People across the Indian sub-continent have felt the pain and anguish of those who have lost their loved ones and their livelihoods in the earthquake that ravaged J&K, on both sides of the Line of Control, and parts of Pakistan," the prime minister said.

"Neither nature's fury nor human compassion recognise political boundaries. It is in our culture to help one's own and one's neighbours in an hour of need," DrSingh said in his appeal.

"I am sure Indian civil society will step forward and contribute to the relief and rehabilitation effort. I appeal to every concerned citizen of our republic to donate generously to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to help us help those in need," DrSingh said.

The prime minister said the Centre was extending all cooperation and assistance to the state government to provide relief and enable rehabilitation.

The government has also offered help and assistance to Pakistan. "A separate website is being opened to record all contribution made towards the J&K relief effort so that funds donated to this cause are earmarked for the purpose," the prime minister's Media Advisor Sanjay Barua said.

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Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: The need of the hour is generosity and magnanimity !

Indian civil society with its rich social spirituality and concern for the life of fellow human beings, will certainly do its best to render meaningful ...

Posted by Dr. Cajetan Coelho

Sub: Baru NOT Barua

Prime Minister's Media Advisor is Mr Sanjay Baru and NOT Barua as stated in your news-story on PM's Appeal for contribution towards earthquake.

Posted by vbarora

Sub: Re: Contribute towards quake-hit: PM

I highly commend our PM's stand on rejecting world help and relying on its own strength to fight back and provide relief to the people. ...

Posted by Abhishek Nagrath



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