Monday, August 23, 2010

Collection drive for Ladakh

This is a chance for all those who would like to help the affected people of Ladakh

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As we are aware, a catastrophe has befallen the wonderful people of this beautiful land.  It is time for all of us to pitch in and help these generous and kind souls who always welcomed us with open arms into their homeland.

To address concerns about the assistance safely reaching the affected people, we have decided to join hands and would be coordinating this particular relief effort.

[We are a group of like-minded individuals who have traveled to Ladakh on several occasions and would like to contribute to the welfare of this region]

At present, Mr Kingshok of NGO Pragya, and 3 other people working in Hindustan Times, Delhi/Pune would help us identify the families who need our help the most, and directly disburse the relief material. We shall also be co-ordinating with other NGOs which are working on the ground to maximise the benefits of our relief efforts.

Here is what YOU can do to help the people of Ladakh:

1. Make a cash donation to this account directly -
Savings A/c- 31347855533
SBI, Delhi Cantt, New Delhi
MICR code- 110002027
IFSC code - SBIN0000733

Sadbhavana NGO's registration number is S/51804.
Note: Please mention your name in the remarks section

or send a crossed Cheque/ DD drawn in favor of “Sadbhavana” to this address:
C/o Mrs. Mrinalini Singh
H/O 3242, D3 Vasant Kunj
New Delhi

Note: Foreign donations/ Remittances from outside India are not allowed due to regulatory hurdles

These donations are eligible for 50% exemption under section 80G. To obtain a receipt of the donation, please send an email to (Subject: Donations for Ladakh) with your full name, amount donated, date, bank used and home mailing address.

Please make your donations by 3rd September 2010.

This money would be used to buy the required relief material. It will be our endeavor to maintain records and provide details of the families supported by this effort. Regular updates about collection money and its disbursal would be posted on this blog.

2. Contribute any of the following items:

·  Clothes (only woolens, blankets, bed-sheets & towels)
·  Non-perishable food-items (such as wheat, rice, tea, biscuit packets, edible oil etc.) 
·  Household items (Plastic buckets, plastic jerry can's, washing powder, toothpaste & shampoo) and 
·  Cash/ Food coupons - Accor, Sodexo etc. (to be used to procure material)

You can send all the items to this address:
C/o Mrs. Mrinalini Singh
H/O 3242, D3 Vasant Kunj
New Delhi

In case you have collected a large number of items in a different city, please send an email to us - We will try our best to coordinate with you and get it transported here, though it may not be possible in all cases.

All the relief material (including new stuff procured) would be transported to Leh and surrounding areas like Shogi, Choglamsar etc. with the help of the Army. Our volunteers on the ground would disburse it directly to the affected.

3. Become a volunteer and work with affected people directly. Please get in touch with us.

4. Approach your friends/colleagues and help us gather more aid.

If you any questions/comments/suggestions, please get in touch with us at this email address - Or feel free to call  - Rohit Bansal, 098911 64949.

Lets try and make a small difference to the lives of the affected people.

Rohit Bansal

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