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Prince Charles Launches Plan For Gujarat Quake Victims

on 2001/3/12 8:48:02 ( 1447 reads )

Source: The Hindu

LONDON, ENGLAND, March 7, 2001: A plan to build 2,108 quake-proof houses in Gujarat, proposed by the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir -- the biggest Hindu temple outside India ---has been launched by Prince Charles, bringing instant sponsors. Swami Atmaswarupdas, temple chief, said 6,500 volunteers of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanatha had rushed to the aid of the quake victims within hours of the devastating quake. Meals were provided daily for 20,000 victims, and 850,000 food packets, 1.5 million water pouches, 63,000 blankets and 169,000 articles of clothing had been distributed so far.

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