Bhubaneswar: The devotees of Yogada Satsanga Society (YSS) of India distributed eco-friendly solar lights to flood-affected families in seven villages of Gop and Nimapada blocks under Puri district.
The members and devotees of the Society sought suggestions of Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra regarding the relief material for distribution.
Mahapatra told them that safe shelter, dry and cooked food, medicine, polythene, animal feed etc were distributed as emergency relief as per the directions of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Now, in the post-flood scenario, the process for distribution of house repair assistance and crop loss assistance is going on, he added.
Mahapatra advised members of the Society to distribute solar light with chargers. Such a device, said Mahapatra “will be an asset of the family. While providing eco-friendly light, the device will also spread experience-based awareness among people about the use of renewable energy”.
Accordingly, the devotees and members of the Society distributed solar lights to around 650 families in flood-affected villages namely Bhitaradaligaon, Aloi, Rahangagorada, Olandi, Gabasingha, Khandiakud of Gop block, and village Tihula of Nimapada block.
YSS was established in 1917 under the charisma of Sri Sri Parmahansa Yoganananda.