As a part of its annual activity and to provide relief to poor people in the prevailing chilling weather, volunteers of Team Jammu today opened five day long winter clothes collection center under the name ‘Raahat’ at Bawa Palace, Shakti Nagar, here today.
The centre will remain opened from 11:00 a.m to 5 p.m till December 29th, following which the collected woolen including women, men and children would be distributed in hilly belts of Kathua district in the first week of New Year.
Hundreds of city residents including men, women and youth today thronged at collection centre at donated woolen clothes for further distribution among the poor populace. Besides, volunteers of Team Jammu hailing from R S Pura, Akhnoor, Mishriwala, Samba and Kandi belts of Raipur and Mathwar block also collected woolen from their respective areas and transported to main collection centre at Bawa Palace, where volunteers re-packed the same for further distribution.
While interacting with city residents and volunteers, Chairman Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal said that, “formal meetings have been convened district administration and district police Kathua who have started identifying the belts on priority basis, where there is large number of poor population. He informed that during the meeting, DC Kathua, OP Bhagat and SSP Kathua, Shridhar Patil assured all kind of cooperation in the said humanitarian cause, while organizing proper distribution function where the poor people belonging to different caste, religion and communities would be provided gift or warmth in the coming new year.
Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal also pointed out that on one hand Team Jammu has launched a campaign against menace of drug addiction while on the other hand its activists have been shouldering their responsibilities as responsible citizens while extending helping hand to the needy people. He further apprised the volunteers that volunteers from Kathua district are also trying establish contacts with local Panchs and Sarpanchs in identifying the actual deserving people to ensure program ‘Raahat” becomes a real success.
Among others who were present on the occasion included Er Chandan Datta, Rishu Chid, J P Singh, Badal Sharma, Ashok Kumar, Sunil Gupta, Darshan Sharma, Pardeep Sharma, Arun Jojra, Sulabh Mahajan, Vikram Singh, Raju Sharma, Manu Verma, Harsh Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Sanjay Verma and Surinder Sharma.