VHP & Hindu Help Line Appeal to Relatives of Pilgrims who are yet at 4 Dhaam & not Traceable; to Trekkers & all Others
Haridwar / Dehradun, June 19, 2013
In the wake of the horrible catastrophe that struck Uttarakhand in which hundreds are dead & thousands still missing right from Gangotri
to Kedarnath – Gouri Kund & Badrinath to Gopeshwar, Govind Ghat, Gupt Prayag, Karna Prayag, Rudra Prayag, Srinagar, Chamoli & the areas, VHP & Hindu Help Line have set up a system jointly with the Uttarakhand Unit to try & locate missing people from various states.
• Relatives of the missing / non-traceable pilgrims should contact Hindu Help Line on 020 -66803300 / 07588682181 and inform the following:
1. Caller’s name / place / Dist / state
2. Name of the relative missing at 4 Dhaam
4. Male / Female
5. Accompanied by
6. If traveling with a tour company / Group, then its name & main person
7. Mobile number of the missing person
8. When did he / she last called & from where; what was the information given
9. If found alive & injured, whom to contact: Mobile number, email , address
10. Any known medical condition already existing (Diabetes / Kidney
problem / Cancer / High or Low Blood Pressure / known allergies /
Asthma / Any other)
• Alternatively, the relatives can inform the same to the following numbers too:
Haridwar VHP: 0133-4221683
Govt of Uttarakhand: Disaster Management Unit: 0135 -2716201 / 2710925
Dehradun VHP: Mahendra Negi, VHP Uttarakhand Secretary: 097193 40055
• Relatives can also send the above details on email along with the
missing person / persons’ photos in JPG format to:
email@example.com. Do not forget to mention full name of the
person, place & state on the photo also.
• VHP / Hindu Help Line have transformed its offices in Haridwar &
Dehradun into a Help Control Room. VHP / Hindu Help Line volunteers
have been trying to tender as much help possible from food, milk,
water, medicine to clothes. Many volunteers are trying to locate
people alive / injured etc at various places. Electricity is not there
due to fallen polls & broken wires. Mobile charging has become
impossible. Yet, everyone has been trying to do as much possible from
Hrishikesh to Kedarnath, Gouri Kund, Gopeshwar, Rambada, Gupt Prayag,
Rudra Prayag etc. Many volunteers have walked up by foot from Rudra
Prayag to Kedarnath & Badrinath as the roads are cracked.
• All are urged to come ahead to help with food, blankets, water
bottles, medicines, anti-biotic ointments, Band-Aid strips, etc.
• Trekkers from various states are requested to come ahead to locate
people in these difficult terrains of mountain ranges.
Contact for info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Relatives can post info/photos on:
Uttarakhand’s Worst Ever Tragedy – VHP – Hindu Help Line Trying to Help
Kedarnath temple, Gouri Kund, Gopeshwar & part of Uttarakhand damaged, Thousands of people dead / Missing;
VHP & Hindu Help Line trying to Help
Delhi, June 18, 2013
In the worst ever natural calamity that struck Uttarakhand, 4 Dhaam Yaatra area, Rudra Prayag, Gupt Prayag, Uttar Kashi & surrounding areas, thousands of people have been washed away. Many dead bodies are still in the vicinity of Kedarnath temple. Roads are blocked & cracked. Cloud burst, incessant rains & landslides have created big havoc. Gouri Kund is washed away. Many hotels in the area along with people in them are missing. 4,500 mules (khacchhar) serve devotees. Each mule has one attendee. None of them are found. Markets are washed out with people. The number of the dead & missing may cross thousands as 4 Dhaam yatra was on.
While expressing shock & sorrow, VHP International Working President Dr Pravin Togadia said, “VHP expresses sympathy toward relatives of those who are no more. Those who are injured & are taking treatment are being helped by local VHP & Hindu Help Line workers. Soon to help relatives & the affected, VHP & Hindu Help Line will send the teams from neighboring states so transportation; treatments will be taken care of. Since the calamity is beyond normal human comprehension, all should work together to help the army & ITBP who are putting own lives at risk in rescue & relief operations. We had noticed & raised an opposition to a lot of tree burning, breaking of mountain ranges with dynamites for power projects etc. All this has contributed to the damage caused by rains.”
VHP has appealed to put the affected devotees’ care as the only goal at this time of tragedy & not get into political blame game. All should come together to help.
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