Published On : Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Youth Congress led by Sameer Meghe lends helping hand to Kedarnath Victims

Nagpur News: After surviving a near death experience, bitter cold and several other adversities, in the Uttrakhand floods, a group of pilgrims from Chandrapur reached the city from Badrinath, by air. The group comprising of 11 members landed in the Second Capital at about 9.50 p.m. on Thursday by Indigo flight number 6/E/137.

Members of the Soni, Kadel and Buttan family had to wait for two dreadful days before getting an opportunity to board a helicopter, which carried them to safety.

The pilgrims while speaking to this newspaper said, they feel as if they have been rescued from the jaws of death. The group left for Chandrapur in vehicles after landing in the city.

Damodar Kadel informed that his wife and son fell sick soon after reaching Badrinath. Due to this, he canceled the trip to Kedarnath on June 15. The Buttan family also decided to stay back for a day in Badrinath. Few hours latter news of the disaster reached them.

They then decided to return home but the roads had also been blocked due to landslides. The army helicopters came to their rescue after four days. As many as 100 pilgrims were evacuated before them. While speaking about the ordeal Kadel said, there was scarcity of food and they had to survive on food provided by a few temples.

Nagpur Youth Congress led by Sameer Meghe lends helping hand to Kedarnath Victims

State Youth Congress president Vishwajeet Kadam asked the city president of YC to arrange for vehicles to take the survivors to Chandrapur. He also informed the chief minister Prithviraj Chavan about the arrival. Members of the Youth Congress took good care of pilgrims and provided them with vehicles. The pilgrims expressed gratitude towards the Youth Congress members before leaving