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BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha Appeal, India Earthquake 2001
What they say about BAPS Relief work?

"Tremendous work. This is the largest and most organised relief camp I 've visited here in Bhuj. Congratulations."

- Maria Calivis
Project officer

"This camp is special because it not only provides excellent physical aid, but also the loving care and attention so necessary to heal emotional scars of such a traumatic tragedy."

- Dr. Mahesh Arora
International Coordinator
Red Cross

"You are doing a fine job. We have a lot to learn from you."

- Mr. Shalom
Commander in Chief
Israeli Rescue Team

"We are very much surprised to see all that you have done for the victims of the earthquake. Best of luck in your future work. We hope to see you one day in France!"

- Mr Michel
Sapeurs promprers Sacurite Civile Francaise
(French Civil Security)

"Today is my birthday. And I thank you for giving me a wonderful birthday gift - the chance to help you help others."

- Carl Just
Chief Reporter for Swiss daily 'Sonntags Blick'
(after seeing the diligence and efficiency of the relief camp,Carl contributed Rs. 10,000 in cash to the Earthquake Relief Fund)

"Your efforts here are greatly appreciated by all the people of America as well."

- Zubin Kapadia
American Citizen Services Unit,
US Consulate General

"Our team have been to disasters all over the world but we've never seen a camp working so efficiently at zero administration cost. It's quite unique! The dedication and sacrifice of the volunteers is also inspiring. This will surely regenerate confidence in the people much faster."

- Victor Antoine
Reuters, Singapore

"What I see here is sincerity, honesty, and a genuine striving to help. Only NGOs like you can reach the afflicted masses in the interior villages."

- Mr. Jagdeeshan (IAS)
Govt. Officer in Charge of Relief Operations, Bhuj

"I can't imagine what we would have done without you."

- Mr. Anil Mukim (IAS)
Collector, Bhuj


"You are doing my job! how can I ever repay you for all that you have done for the people of Bhuj. Simply I have no words to thank your Sadhus and Volunteers."

- Maharaja Shri Pragmalsinhji
Maharaja of Bhuj


"It seems only Pramukh Swami's organisation has the management power and manpower to do such a massive, well-managed undertaking. I will send my vehicles and my men as volunteers."

- J.P. Thakur
Officer in Command
SSB, Indian Army

"This truly is a Herculean operation. Most organised. Most efficient. it serves as an operation to other NGOs, and even the government."

- Mr. Vijay Dave
Chief Town Planner of Gujarat


"With the efficiency and zeal with which we see aid being given here, we rest assured that the every single grain of our contribution will be reaching the afflicted - the right people, at the right time.

- Ashok Jangid
Corporate Secretary

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