Friday, August 10, 2007

Updates from Mumbai

The first shipment of chlorine tablets and other medicines is expected to reach Chandan tomorrow (Sat). Professional Courier had called up Tanya in the morning and informed her that the shipment will be delivered on Sat morning.

Betadine, which was part of the first shipment, was sent today to Chandan as the airline had refused to carry it yesterday (it was in liquid form and they needed some kind of documentation for the same).

We have located a manufacturer in Bhopal for chlorine tablets who has quoted 5000 for 1ooK tablets. We have got these tablets tested and have received positive feedback on effectiveness of these tablets.
We plan to buy 200,000 chlorine tablets on Saturday and courier (surface transport) it to chandan.

Chandan will be leaving for flood affected areas tomorrow and more updates on his plan can be found out in the previous posting.

Updates from Chandan


We are doing good progress here. We have clothes, medicines and trampolines/plastic sheets and loads of good wishes.

Will be leaving tomorrow for Gaighat after receiving the chlorine tablets.Today met Dr.Ravi and had really good interaction wid him regarding the job at hand. I will be giving him 10000 chlorine tablets and some plastic sheets for relief work from Bhagalpur.

Today a gentleman named Sri Madan Mohan Verma (USA) has arranged for trampolines/plastic sheets worth Rs5000 to be delivered at Patna. I will be picking it up on way to muzaffarpur. I am pasting the letter he had sent day before; .........

Dear Chandanji:

I have come to know of you through Atul's postings at the <> e-group.

I am sorry to know of your personal loss, and am highly impressed by your vigorous relief efforts in spite of it.

I wish to send some supplies like polyester and plastic sheets/rolls. But I need a delivery address for it.

Could you please let me know how best I can have them delivered to you. Your address, for instance.

Warmest regards and best wishes,


M. Varma

That was a couple of days back...and today I receive a call from his cousin at Patna informing me that the materials hav been procured and that I can pick them up whenever I needed it.

I am humbled. And touched. By the fact that so many of you hav come forward to extend unconditional help despite your professional /personal commitments and busy schedule.

Thank you Mr Verma for such prompt action, its really very nice of you and all others who hav been helping us through these turbulent and testing days.

Its so heartening to see this kind of concern and willingness to help the flood victims coming from all corners of the world. may God bless you all and may your tribe increase.


Hyderabad Meeting - MOM

Vivek Kumar <> wrote: Today(9th Aug)evening we had a meeting near Cyber

Attendees: Ashok Sharma
JyotiPrakash Lal
Rajiv Ranjan
Prabhat Shukla Ranjan
Vivek Kumar

We all agreed to transfer pledge to Rajiv’s account
ASAP.Worth to mention here:
Transfer your donations through online banking to
ICICI Bank a/c no 002001019947
(Rajiv Vidyarthy, Powai Branch, Mumbai)

Deposit your donations through any ICICI bank branch
to ICICI Bank a/c no 002001019947 (Rajiv Vidyarthy,
Powai Branch, Mumbai)
Going forward we will motivate all Bihari and well wishes of Bihar for donation.

We collect new as well as Old(but neat and clean, well pressed) Clothes & will ship it to Patna via Red-Cross (IRCS) network.

Vivek is responsible for making all coordination with Red-Cross (IRCS), he will follow-up with Red-Cross tomorrow morning.

We all expressed our admiration for wonderful job done by Rajiv and Chandan.

Worth to mention here Chandan is personally visiting & shipping relief in the flood affected areas.

Any body in Hyderabad can contact Vivek (Mob #9441117740) for any kind of donation.

Donation from hyderabad so far: Ashok Sharma 5000/-
Vivek Kumar 2000/- & Clothes.

Some non-Biharis has expressed interest in donating flood relief items.

This weekend Ashok is visiting Bangalore, he will be collecting floor relief items in Bangalore & will try
to ship it to Patna via Red-Cross (IRCS) network.

Ashok is making contacts with all sources and evaluating all possibility of chlorine tablet

Please come forward and organise such meetings in your city.

Best Regards,

P.S. – Red-Cross accepts only good, neat & clean, well pressed clothes

Vivek Kumar
Job At: FSD, NCR Corporation [Hyderabad]

First lot of Medicines shipped to Patna on Thu

Have just couriered

1 lac tablets of 25 mg chlorine tabs - one tablet is good enough for 20 litres of water

One dispensary pack each of
( Will add if have missed something)

Package wt is about 70 kgs and sent by air today and should arrive by tomorrow / in case delayed then day after morn.

Total cost of medicine is 14500
( Rs 9500 for chlornie tabs basis rs 95 per 1000)
Courier : 70 kgs x rs 50 per kg

Main cost is courier. Medicines are cheap. Let's look at a way to address this pls.

Will send airway bill number in next mail

Thanks /tanya