The Flood Release Collection Center, established by Kalkura Prathistana in collaboration with Manthralaya, North Kanara, was inaugurated at Besant Complex yesterday.
Mr. Nalin Kumar Kateel, member of the Lok Sabha, inaugurated the association. Other prominent citizens of Mangalore such as Mr. Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, the president of Kannada Sahitya Academy; Prof M. B. Puranik, the president and correspondent of Sharada Vidyalaya; Mr. Harikrishna Punaroor, ex president of Karnataka Rajya Sahitya Parishad; and Mr. Janardhana Hande, the litterateur were also present.
Addressing the press people, Mr. Kalkura said: “We have created a platform with the help of various organizations from Mangalore and Kasargod. Now, people must use this platform to reach out to the needy in North Karnataka.” Mr. Kalkura also stressed the necessity of involving the youth in such social service activities.
North Karnataka witnessed heavy storms during the past one week. Over 200 people died and over 300,000 people lost their homes in Karnataka alone. The flood has affected all the 14 districts of North Karnataka.
The aim of the Flood Release Collection Center is to collect clothes, funds, food, and so on for the people affected by flood. This will be given to the needy people under the guidance of Puttur Shri and Pejavara Shri.
The Flood Release Collection Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Those who wish to donate can contact Mr. Pradeep Kalkura at 984508376 or visit the center at Flood Release Collection center, Besant Complex, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kodialbail, Mangalore.