The college students across the district have chosen to spend their holidays in service of the flood survivors, some helping in the cleaning process while most of them are involved in segregating and packing supplies for them.
The DTPC Hall at Mananchira along with the nearby BEM Higher Secondary School is a beehive of activities. Hundreds of students under the Campuses of Kozhikode programme, National Service Scheme volunteers, students of engineering and polytechnic colleges in the district including those from the National Institute of Technology are engaged in preparing the kits for around 50,000 people who are either directly or indirectly affected by the rain havoc. The kits are collected in a special room and are then transported to the relief camps and panchayat centres in BSF trucks.
Tonnes of food products and clothes have been collected at the DTPC office soon after the floods, which are being distributed among 15,000 families in the district. Each kit contains 10 kg rice, one kg each of wheat flour, rava, lentils, sugar, half kg each of tea powder, masalas and milk powder besides half a litre of coconut oil.
The packing is being supervised by Kozhikode Tahsildar Anitha Kumar and District Collector’s Personal Assistant Nijish. Besides the students around 400 volunteers are involved in the packing activities.
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