Valparai in Tamilnadu, a hill station in Tamilnadu where tea plantations and the related works are the main focus of the lives of the local people, is badly affected by the incessant rains and the floods followed.
District administration officials set up a relief camp at Bharathiar University Arts and Science College in Valparai on Thursday. Vijay Amirtharaj, Village Administrative Officer (VAO), Valparai taluk told that nearly 100 people have been accommodated in the relief camp and that rainwater entered nearly 40 houses. The Tahsildar, Revenue Divisional Officer, revenue officials and personnel from Fire and Rescue Services have camped in Valparai for relief measures.
Under the directive of Rt Rev. Chandrasekaran, the Bishop in the Trichy- Tanjore Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) a group of pastors and youngsters under the leadership of Rev. John Prabhu, Rev. Joshua and Rev. John Wesley involved in the rescue and rehabilitation work in the last couple of days. The churches and schools of CSI are open for the affected people.
The officers of the CSI Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen (Moderator), Rt. Rev. Dr Vadapalli Prasada Rao (Deputy Moderator), Rev. Dr Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda (General Secretary), and Adv. Robert Bruce requested the prayers for the victims of the floods and urged the church members to extend their possible help to people in the Coimbatore District of Tamilnadu who are facing nature’s fury.
~ CSI Synod Communications