During the spate
of floods from the river Tapi in the Surat region, Pramukh Swami
phoned from New York where he was recuperating from his coronary
bypass, and activated the Sanstha's sadhus and volunteers to provide
relief and aid to the affected.
Under the guidance
of the state government, the sanstha's volunteers shouldered the
task of providing basic necessities to the victims. In addition,
to help prevent the spread of flood-related diseases, a team of
over 20 doctors from the sanstha travelled the afflicted areas.
In just one day, over 10,000 patients were treated and provided
with free medicines.
For almost a week after the floods, the sanstha provided food,
clothing and other basic necessities. The sanstha provided the
- Food packets :35,000 packs
- Milk packets :3,000 packs
- Clothes :5,000 clothes
- Utensils :500 sets
- Primus stoves :500 stoves
- Grains (Wheat etc.) :10,000
The rendering of this
aid was all the more remarkable since the Mandir, from where the
activities were co-ordinated, was itself inundated in nearly 10
feet deep water!