| India Today Group chairman Aroon Purie(R) and General Deepak Kapoor inaugurate the Tangdhar hostel
| The Tangdhar hostel that Care Today built in partnership with the Army
The earthquake of 8th October 2005 devastated
large swathes of the border regions of Jammu and Kashmir.
In Kashmir, the Uri area of Baramulla district and the Tangdhar
area of Kupwara district were flattened, with large scale
loss of life and destruction of housing stock. Care Today
set up the Comfort Kashmir Fund in the immediate aftermath
of the earthquake. We received contributions of Rs. 62.13
lakhs for this, and have made grants of Rs. 56.52 lakhs so
Care Today partnered with the Border Roads Organisation
(BRO), whose Beacon Project is in the business of building
and maintaining key roads in the state, to provide immediate
relief in the form of material for temporary shelters to 58
families who lost their earning members in the earthquake.
We spent Rs. 4.2 lakhs for this.
In the medium term,
we set up two schemes for the worst affected sections of the
community. The first was a monthly payment to the guardians
of children who had lost a parent in the earthquake, in which
a sum of Rs. 7.28 lakhs was administered by SOS Children's
Villages of India. The second was a grant to the widows of
labourers from the state of Jharkhand who had died in the
earthquake, for which a sum of Rs. 2.03 lakhs was administered
directly by Care Today in Jharkhand.
We also worked with the Indian Army
to build a hostel for students in the remote border region
of Tangdhar, and made a grant of Rs. 43 lakhs for this purpose.
The Students' Hostel was inaugurated by the Chief of Army
Staff Gen. Deepak Kapoor and Editor-in-Chief of the India
Today Group Mr. Aroon Purie on 9th May 2008.
Comfort Kashmir - 2005
Care Today thanks all donors for their contributions.
This project is closed and we are not seeking donations for this project.
Using total donations of Rs. 62 lakh
Shelter material to 68 families
Support to orphaned children.
Financial grant to four widows of labour
Construction of a student hostel in Tangdhar.
For further details please contact:
Mr. C. Balaji Singh, Executive Director / Ms. Harini Audi, Programme Officer
Care Today Fund, F14/15 Connaught Place, New Delhi 110 001, India
Telephone: 011 2331214 (direct) 011 23315801/2/3/4 Extn.287