The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC) on Monday sent 25,000 food packets to the quake-hit Nepal to help those affected there.Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had on Sunday directed the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and DSGMC to start air-lifting the food packets to Kathmandu every day.
In Chandigarh also the Punjab government has set up a control room in the Punjab secretariat to help people from the state who are stranded in Nepal. 20 volunteers and about the same number of cooks would also be airlifted to Kathmandu to operationalise the langar (community kitchen).
Meanwhile, Manjit GK said the IAF(Indian Air Force) would be requested to make arrangements to airlift 10 tonnes of raw material to Kathmandu for preparation of fresh langar for 10,000 people at Kathmandu till the time it is required. Punjab Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal said the Punjab government would tie up with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to dispatch relief material required in Nepal.