July 14th, 2023 | Press Note
The recent heavy rains in North India have led to widespread flooding, affecting Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Here are some of the initial assessment of the affected areas:
As many as 1,058 villages across 14 districts in Punjab. The villages in distress include 364 in Rupnagar, 268 in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, 250 in Patiala, 71 in Jalandhar, 30 in Moga, 25 in Hoshiarpur, 16 in Ludhiana, three each in Sangrur and Ferozepur, and six in Tarn Taran.
At least 11 districts are currently affected including Ambala, Fatehabad, Faridabad, Panchkula, Jhajjar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal, Panipat, Sonipat, and Yamunanagar and 105 villages. Over 20,000 hectares of crop area affected due to floods.
The state of Himachal Pradesh is grappling with the closure of over 1000 roads and the damage of more than 5000 water supply schemes. The districts that are most affected are Saloni (district Chamba), Kangra Aero (district Kangra), Barthin (district Bilaspur), Nagrota Surian (district Kangra), and Mandi district.
In response to this crisis, Roar 4 Change, a non-profit organization, is launching the Roar 4 Panjab program to provide essential support and assistance to the affected communities. Mr. Baljit Singh, Chairman of Roar 4 Change, said “We are looking forward for the support from the community. We are a 100% volunteer organization with zero overheads. All the 100% donations received will be spent on the people who need the most. We have called this Roar 4 Panjab which will included these most affected states and were part of the original undivided Panjab. We should look beyond boundaries and support the families most needed.”
Relief efforts are currently underway on a war footing, with the government, NGOs, and local community members working together to provide immediate aid and assistance to those impacted by the floods. However, the journey of recovery and rebuilding is long, and it requires sustained support from individuals and organizations alike.
Roar 4 Change’s Roar 4 Panjab program aims to focus on the mid-range recovery period following the disaster. The program outline is as follows:
Roar 4 Panjab Program Outline:
- The program will prioritize the most affected villages in the three states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
- We will identify and adopt 10 villages from these three states
- The primary areas of support will include agricultural redeployment, education, and mental wellness for the affected communities.
To ensure the success of the Roar 4 Panjab program, Roar 4 Change is seeking support from individuals and organizations who are willing to contribute to the cause. There are two key ways you can make a difference.
How you can Support:
1. Volunteer with Us:
We invite dedicated individuals to join our team of volunteers who will actively participate in the implementation of relief measures. Your time, skills, and compassion can make a significant impact on the lives of those affected by the floods.
Your financial support can help us carry out the necessary activities to support the flood-affected villages. Your contributions will be directed towards agricultural redeployment, educational initiatives, and mental wellness programs, ensuring a comprehensive recovery for the affected communities.
To volunteer or make a donation, please visit our website at www.roar4change.org or contact us directly at +1-972-800-6305 or via email [email protected]
Every effort counts, and together we can make a difference in the lives of those who have lost so much in these floods.
- Roar 4 Change will identify most affected villages and need the most support
- We will build a plan to support the villager for:
- Agricultural Redeployment in the way of seeds and agriculture innovation
- Education for the children
- Mental Wellness
Roar 4 Change is committed to supporting the communities affected by the floods. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all individuals, organizations, and government agencies involved in relief efforts and urge everyone to come forward and contribute to the Roar 4 Panjab program. Together, we can rebuild and restore hope in the lives of those affected by this natural disaster.
About Roar 4 Change
Roar 4 Change is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing change and increasing the Happiness Index by actively contributing to the socioeconomic development of all communities worldwide. Roar 4 Change focuses on helping the community, education, environment and providing disaster support through its initiatives: Roar 4 Climate, Roar 4 Education, Roar 4 Help, Roar 4 Happiness, Roar 4 Women Empowerment and Roar 4 Water.