Arpan cancels Onam celebrations; starts flood relief and rehabilitation efforts.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Arpan Kuwait executive committee (EC) unanimously decided to cancel the proposed Mega Onam celebrations of 2018 after Kerala state’s worst floods, landslides and widespread havoc that affected hundreds of thousands of people. The disaster, greatest in the southern Indian state’s history has been labeled as level 3 tragedy by Indian central government. Arpan president stated that organization will contribute its fund kept for Onam celebration and contributions collected from members to the chief minister’s flood relief fund.

Arpan EC has decided to make a campaign among Kerala community members and other state Associations in Kuwait with an aim to raise maximum funds to support the rehabilitation process for the affected people and rebuilding the devastated state. Arpan has made an appeal to Indian Embassy for bringing together all Indian Associations, Government, Non-Governmental agencies for supporting Kerala flood relief under the guidance of the embassy.

The executive committee expressed happiness on witnessing the unity and togetherness of political parties and other social & cultural organizations in joining hands together for helping out at the time of this crisis. The committee also praised the leadership of central and state agencies in disaster management. The meeting was presided by President Mr. Suresh K P, meeting was attended by General Secretary Mr. Venkatakrishnan N, Vice president Mr. K. Mahadevan, Treasurer Mr. George Abraham, Advisory board members Mr. Krishnan K Pillai (chairman), Mr. Mohan K Iyer, Cultural secretary Mrs. Kala mohan, Ladys wing convenor Mrs. Latha Mahadevan and other office bearers.

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