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Secretary, “Jana Vikas”
‘The SAMAJ’ daily
Gopabandhu Bhawan, Cuttack-1
This year the rivers of Orissa were in spate due to heavy rainfall. Especially Baitarani and Brahmani have broken through their embankments and have swept away a large number of villages. I have just returned from the flood effected areas. Many people are drowned. Thousands have been rendered homeless and destitute. Innumerable domestic animals have lost their lives. The children and the old are ill due to exposure and lack of food and drinking water. The entire crop has been destroyed. The misery and devastation caused by flood is beyond description. May I request you to allow me to appeal to the public through your esteemed news paper for help to relieve the poor sufferers.
The relief provided by the Government and other institutions is extremely inadequate. It is still raining and it will add to the misery of the homeless. Any delay in the relief work will prove disastrous on them. I request you to expedite your action and oblige.
The 14th September, 2003
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