Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Work

A Major earthquake Disaster hit Gujarat with epicentre at 10 kms. from Bhuj on 26th January 2001.

Anoopam Mission had been the forerunner in providing relief to the earthquake victims by providing services to the worst hit victims from 27th January 2001 to 22nd February 2001.

Anoopam Mission provided immediate relief to 2,01,250 earthquake victims of highly devastated areas of 175 interior villages of Rajkot, Kutch-Bhuj, Porbandar, Surendranagar & Jamnagar Districts by providing them with –

  • Tents for shelter with Blankets
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal jacket
  • Clothes
  • Utensil sets, Stoves
  • Matchboxes, Candles and Torches
  • Water pouches, Water bottles, Water jars
  • Rice, Lentils, Tea, Sugar, Oil
  • Medicines, First aids and Water Purification Kits
  • Tents for school classes and tents rescue and relief wards for the earthquake victims. [Tents made by volunteer at Anoopam Mission, Mogri]
  • Provided requisite material to start 216 Class rooms for education of 15600 students of earthquake affected areas.
  • A temporary hospital and school was established at various towns and villages in the tents provided by Anoopam Mission.

Keeping in view with their rehabilitation issue, Anoopam Mission has been running two long term rehabilitation projects namely –

Rehabilitation Projects at Nana Dahisara, Morbi

‘ANOOPAM NAGAR’ the rehabilitated village by Anoopam Mission.

Nana Dahisara was totally demolished during the earthquake. Anoopam Mission started with the basic requirement and relief work and then started to built home for the villagers. By the divine guidance of Guruvarya Param Pujya Sahebji the whole village was rebuilt as ‘ANOOPAM NAGAR’.

‘Anoopam Nagar’, Rehabilitation Project was started on October 19, 2001 for the 50 earthquake victimized families consisting of 270 family members.

The project work was completed with construction of 2BHK residences, roads, hall for social functions and cultural activities, entrance gate, street lights, tree plantation etc. as per the village map with built up area of 564 Sq. Ft. in a plot area of 3150 Sq. Ft.
The same was handed over on January 21, 2003 in the divine presence of Sant Bhagwant Sahebji.


Rehabilitation Projects at Shinay, Kutch

Dharma Bhakti Niketan‘ the rehabilitation project for earthquake victim orphan and widows.

Phase I

The project included Immediate construction of temporary residences with requisite Infrastructure by the help of IDRF USA.

Phase II

Anoopam Mission took up campus development project with an objective to provide permanent construction to provide shelter to the earthquake victim children.

Hostel building ‘NILKANTH’ completed in December 2005.

All earthquake victims who were sheltered and provided with all the basic amenities and infrastructure for their development and growth have completed their studies and are settled in their lives.

To utilize the campus, Hostel Building is now converted into a primary school for village children.

In April 2013, ’NeelkanthVarni Vidyalaya’ primary school has been established for 1st to 7th standard students. The school is affiliated to primary education Government of Gujarat.

In near future, school is planning to include upto 10th Standard classes. That will allow maximum children of all nearby villages in taking advantage of school.

To know more about NeelkanthVarni Vidyalaya, click here.

Flood Relief Work

Torrential Rain and flood situation subsequently brings normal life to a standstill. Anoopam Mission extensively provided support and by launching Relief work in the early hours of such situation.

With inspiration and blessings of Sant Bhagwant Param Pujya Sahebji Youths and Haribhakto of Anoopam Mission’s centres dedicatedly provided selfless services by means of safety measures and daily supplements to the flood affected areas and thousands of people.

Flood relief work during June-July 2003 in Central Gujarat

Heavy rainfalls lead to flood situation in central Gujarat due to overflow of rivers and dams. central Gujarat was worst affected area. People were stranded in their homes. Power supply, communication and transportation were cut off.

Against all the odds Vratdhari Santo and Youth Volunteers reached the interiors of villages and townships of Mogri, Mafatpura, Vitthal Udyognagar, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Karamsad, Bakrol, Anand and vicinity. They started shifting people and were offered shelter. Food, Milk, Vegetables, Drinking Water etc. were distributed to the flood affected areas without any discrimination of caste and creed.

Sant Bhagwant Param Pujya Sahebji provided guidance to the relief work from USA and instructed all the Centres and Haribhaktos around the world to start Prayers.

Flood relief work during August 2006 in South Gujarat & Surat

Excessive Rain in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh (States of Western India) etc has created a situation to release over One Million Cusec of water from Ukai Dam which is on river Tapti, on the upstream side of city Surat. The sudden release of a huge amount of water from the Ukai dam led to over 80 percent of the city going underwater.

No electricity, No food, water and basic necessities like Milk & Medicines were scarce. City was cut off by all means of transport and communication network.

Sant Bhagwant Param Pujya Sahebji talked with elder Vratdhari Santo and instructed to launch immediate Relief Work.

Under the guidance of Param Pujya Ashvinbhai, Pujya Ratikaka and Pujya Dilipbhai, Vratdhari Santo and Haribhaktos gathered at Anoopam Mission, Mogri to prepare food packets. All worked day and night to prepare thousands of food packets, chanting dhun and singing bhajans; praying to Lord Swaminarayan for well being of all affected. Anoopam mission in surat started relief work activities. Haribhaktos and Youths reached affected areas to supply food and water.

Sant Bhagwant Param Pujya Sahebji appealed all to take part in the relief work by all possible means (Tan (physically), Man (mentally) ane Dhan (financially) thi Seva kari levi) and have instructed all centres and haribhaktos across the world to offer prayers.

Flood relief work during September 2013 in Central Gujarat, Vemar

In September 2013, Vemar village in Vadodara District, witnessed the heaviest rain in decades. Homes flooded with water left many people homeless and helpless. Fields were flooded with rain water.

Anoopam Mission’s New Temple Site (and nearby fields) at Vemar Village flooded with rain water.

With inspiration and blessings of Sant Bhagwant Param Pujya Sahebji and cooperation of villagers, Youths and Haribhakto of Anoopam Mission’s Vemar mandal rushed to flood-hit areas and dedicatedly extend their help providing shelter and food supply to the people.

They shifted more than 1200 people to the safer place, under the roof of village high school, and served food for continuous 3 days tirelessly.

Food Distribution

Malnutrition Eradication Program Free Food Grains, Cooking Oil, Iodized Salt Distribution Program to the Tribal & Downtrodden population of Narmada District, Gujarat, India.

Drought Relief Cattle Camp

During times of extreme drought, cattle are transported to unaffected areas by the Anoopam Mission and are provided with necessary food and water.

Brahmajyoti, Yogiji Marg, Mogri 388 345, District - Anand, Gujarat, India

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