Sakal seeks donations for development work

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 6 January 2019

ADDRESSES FOR POSTAL COMMUNICATION
- Sakal Relief Fund, C/o Sakal, 595 Budhwar Peth, Pune- 411002. Phone: 020- 24405500. 
- Sakal, Plot No. 27, Narveer Tanajiwadi, Near PMPML bus depot, Shivajinagar, Pune - 411005. Phone: 020- 25602100 and 8605017366.

PUNE: The readers’ trust in Sakal has been evident over the years with many generously contributing to the Sakal Relief Fund, which is used for undertaking welfare activities for the society. 

Readers are requested to come forward again to donate generously for developmental work.

Recently, Sakal’s readers had come forward to help in rehabilitation of Malin village in Ambegaon Taluka (Pune district), which was devastated in July 2014’s mudslide. 

The latest project is a student hostel, being built for tribal students in Malin. Tribal students from economically backward sections, studying in Std V to Std X will be given accommodation here.

Considering the danger of mudslides in this region, the 7,000 sq feet, double storeyed hostel will be constructed in Ghodegaon on land given by Ambegaon Taluka Vidya Vikas Mandal. 

WATER RESTORATION
In Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of the state, since April 2013, desilting work is being carried out in several lakes through collective participation of villagers in 588 villages. The work is being financed by Sakal Relief Fund and personal contribution from villagers. Members of Sakal’s ‘Tanishka Women’s Diginity Forum’ are playing an important role in it.

As rainfall received in this area is less, available rain water is stored and water resources are being recharged, in association with the State government. 

The villages facing water scarcity are now getting sustainable water sources through programmes undertaken by Sakal Relief Fund. 

RELIEF WORK
Two schools are also being reconstructed in remote areas of flood-affected Kerala through funds collected by Sakal Relief Fund, with the help of Bhumika Trust.

Other works undertaken by Sakal Relief Fund include construction of ‘Apala Ghar’ in Naldurg in Osmanabad district, donation of five ambulances and 200 computers for students in Kashmir Valley and rehabilitation work in Andaman and Nicobar Islands after 2004 Tsunami. 

APPEAL TO READERS
- Please come forward by donating generously for water conservation work in villages. 
- Donations accepted in cash or cheque. Cheques to be drawn in favour of ‘Sakal Relief Fund.’ 
- Online donations can be made to Sakal Relief Fund at IDBI Bank Account no 45910010013026 ., Budhwar Peth branch. The IFSC Code for the same is IBKL0000459

ADDRESSES FOR POSTAL COMMUNICATION
- Sakal Relief Fund, C/o Sakal, 595 Budhwar Peth, Pune- 411002. Phone: 020- 24405500. 
- Sakal, Plot No. 27, Narveer Tanajiwadi, Near PMPML bus depot, Shivajinagar, Pune - 411005. Phone: 020- 25602100 and 8605017366.

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