Kerala : Believers Eastern Church to offer boats and scholarships to victims of Ockhi

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Recently Believers Eastern Church has announced that it would distribute 100 boats, 1,500 educational kits and scholarship to the families of the victims of Cyclone Ockhi over the next two years in the affected areas of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and Kollam.

According to a report in The Hindu, Believers Easter Church Metropolitan K.P. Yohannan announced the rehabilitation programme in the presence of the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien at a function in Thiruvananthapuram.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister pointed out that while the government was doing whatever it could to do to help Ockhi victims, the government would welcome attempts by civil society to reach relief to the victims and their families. Dr.Yohannan said he become convinced about the need to go beyond giving clothes and food to the victims’ families on a visit to the cyclone-hit areas, reported The Hindu. Livelihood and education are the two most critical pillars of any social order. Over the next two years, the Church would address these aspects and reach out to more such victims who need a little helping hand, he said.

Water Resources Minister Mathew T. Thomas and Thiruvananthapuram Mayor V.K. Prashanth also also attended the meeting.


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