Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board
provides 5000 Heavy Quilts to flood hit in Leh, Ladakh
Srinagar (Kashmir), September 28 – The first lot of about 1300 heavy quilts, out of the 5,000 for the flood affected people in Ladakh reached Leh today.
The Governor, who is also the chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, had announced that the Shrine Board would provide 5,000 heavy quilts for distribution among the needy flood-affected population of Leh district in Ladakh. On the instructions of the Governor, the Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, Mr. R. K. Goyal had asked a team of the Board officers headed by Additional Chief Executive Officer to various manufacturing units in Punjab to procure specially designed heavy quilts for the flood affected families. The quilts, timely procured, are now being made available to the District Administration for immediate distribution among the affected people to meet the rapidly advancing harsh winter in Ladakh.
Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board disclosed that three trucks carrying 1296 quilts reached Leh, Ladakh today while another installment of nearly 900 quilts is scheduled to reach Leh on 30th September. He added that the Deputy Commissioner, Leh, has been requested to early commence the distribution of these quilts to the identified beneficiaries.