Pune: A unit of members of the Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) has left with relief material and aid for the flood-affected Kerala. The Maratha Morcha, which had taken an aggressive approach had faced flak for several incidents of violence that took place during the agitations that had taken the State by the grip.
Almost 15 members of the MKM have left for Kerala by a small bus, along with almost 25 boxes full of clothes, food, medicines, sanitary napkins and mosquito repellents. The MKM has undertaken the mission to underline the humanitarian sensitivity of the Maratha community.
Pramod Adsul of the MKM Pune unit, said, “We had appealed all our members and the larger community to donate funds, clothes, materials or whatever else they could donate. We organised collection campaigns at the spot of our ongoing sit-in protests too. We gathered some 25 boxes full of medicines, hygiene goods, clothes, etc and 15 of our members have left for Kerala. On Saturday, more of our members have left with further aid material by train.”
Prashant Bhosale, one of the members who reached Kerala as part of the aid group, said, “We have reached here and immediately have collaborated with the United Nurses Association of Kerala and have begun the aid work. We brought our efficiency of organising the morchas to the relief work too and are helping plan rescue, rehabilitation and relief. Marathas have always given the nation the first preference over individual interests and this is just another proof of that.”