Students United And Collected Rs 1 Lakh Cash, Clothes And Many Useful Items For Kerala Flood Victims

Gurgaon: Students from Amity University Haryana launched a three day campaign “#stand_with_kerala” collected Rs 1 Lakh towards donations for the flood relief of victims in Kerala. The money collected will be deposited with CM Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). The donation camp lasted three days during which the students collected donations and other relief material such as clothes and blankets. The initiative undertaken by the students was guided by DSW department.
On the second day of the campaign to create awareness among students Amity Students Clubs performed traditional dances (Thiruvathira kali), poetry recitation, songs (Onapattu) and put up a powerful demonstration by undertaking a flash mob in the university plaza.
It was rather touching to hear Swetha Nair (Bsc), Akhith (Forensic Science), Allan Sasi (Btech CSE), Ashwin Mohan (BA LLb) who stated we wanted to celebrate Onam at the University, however due to the floods in the home state we decide to devote our time to collect funds and put up dance performances to alleviate the suffering of our fellow brethren affected by floods in Kerala. Students, faculty and staff in large numbers besides making donations whole heartedly supported this initiative taken by the AUH students to collect funds for the flood victims.
The DSW, Maj Gen G S Bal (Retd.), Amity University Haryana speaking on the occasion said, “A responsible citizens of this great nation one of the defining qualities of national character is compassion towards the have not’s and suffering fellow citizens, the students of this University have in ample measures demonstrated this quality by undertaking this initiative of collecting funds to alleviate the pain and distress of the flood victims of Kerala.”