Lions Club Pune brings smiles on the faces of Canal Flood-Sufferers


Lions Club raised the help of Rs. 10 Lakhs

Pune, November 01, 2018: In collaboration with The International Association of Lions Clubs Province 3234 D2 and Lions Clubs International Foundation, housewares and other daily need products were distributed to 100 families affected by the canal disaster of Dandekar Bridge. This included utensils, cereals, cloths, Diwali snacks, oil, soaps, Ganpati idols etc. which were of the cost around Rs. 10 lakhs.

The program of distributing housewares was organized at the Mahaveer Pratishthan hall in Maharshi Nagar. Present on the occasions included the Provincial of Lions Club International District 3234 D2 Ramesh Shah, Smita Shah, Former International Director Lion Premchand Bafna, Lion Anand Ambekar, Corporator Srinath Bhimale, Corporator of Dandekar bridge area Dhiraj Ghate, Lion Nitin Shah, Lion Praveen Khule, Lion Sunil Sethia, Lion Uttam Batia, Lion Deepa Javalekar, Lion Virendra Patel, Lion Sharad Pawar, Lion Rajendra Goyal, Lion Tushar Mehta, Lion Sham Khandelwal, Lion kantilala Oswal, Lion Bharat Jain, Lion Deepak Sethiya, Lions officers and flood victims were present in a large number.

Ramesh Shah said, “A month ago, many people’s households got flooded living in the nearby areas of Dandekar Bridge as the Mula-Mutha Canal in Pune witnessed an unexpected breach last month, Lions Club decided to support them to fight against this hard time. Lions club had rushed for the immediate help at the time of the incident. But at the same time, not restricting the work of helping the needy people only at the time of disaster, we created a team and we made all the efforts to collect the information about the affected families in the area and provide necessary materials to fulfill the primary needs of people who suffered a bad time. After getting funds from the foundation, we arranged utensils, cereals, cloths, sarees for women, blankets and many more necessary things. In future also, Lions club will be available for such initiatives to help the less fortunes.”

Premchand Bafna said, “Lions Club has done remarkable work in every emergency situation. These families have got notable support from Lions Club. They will be able to celebrate Diwali festival with full of joy and enthusiasm. People living in this area should make a group of youths which can help in future to resolve their issues.”

Shrinath Bhimale said, “Pune Municipal Corporation had rushed to the spot immediately to help the people in need at the time of the disastrous Canal wall collapse. This helpful initiative taken by Lions Club is the Diwali gift to the sufferers of this incident.”

Dhiraj Ghate said, “Lions club officers visited the most affected area in flood and re-examined it. They also tried to reach the right people in need and helped them. The attitude of being able to help others got noticed in the Lions Club.”

The program was given a pause by the concluding speech of Anand Ambekar.