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The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) in coordination with Indian Medical Association (IMA) Punjab sent a truck load of relief material with 200 shelter tents and medicines worth 3 lakh rupees to Nepal for the victims of earth quake which devastated large part of Nepal on 25th April 2015. Those present for the flag off include Dr L S Chawla, President IDPD, Dr G S Grewal President Punjab Medical Council, Dr S P S Sooch, President IMA Punjab, Dr Narjit Kaur, member central council IDPD, Rtn. Dr Sanjeev Uppal Member Central Council IDPD, Dr P S Jassal, member of IDPD and presently General Secretary IMA Ludhiana and Sh.Praveen Bansal Former Deputy Mayor, Ludhiana who flagged off. The material will be delivered to Physicians for Social Responsibility Nepal (PSRN) in Kathmandu and distributed to the needy under their supervision. Dr Arun Mitra, General Secretary IDPD will go to Kathmandu personally to plan the strategy to utilize the material to its best. Dr Balbir Singh, member central council of the IDPD and also Chairman Disaster Management Committee of the IMA Punjab took special interest in raising funds and organizing the relief material. Funds were contributed for the cause from across the country. The efforts made by the medical students from Jammu and Amritsar who collected large amount of funds for the cause are commendable. Other organisations who need to be acknowledged for their generous contribution include Working Women Forum India, Rotary Club Ludhiana, Istri Satsang Sabha Gurudwara Singh Sabha Sargoda Colony, Gurudwara Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maya Nagar Ludhiana. Dr Arun Mitra General Secretary IDPD visited Kathmandu to express solidarity with the Physicians for Social Responsibility Nepal. The material was distributed in Jhor, Sangla, Tokha and other effected areas. It is worth mentioning that IDPD has always been in the fore front for organizing relief work during disasters. A medical team of IDPD had gone to Uttrakhand in 2013 and then Jammu and Kashmir last year when the floods caused damage there.

Dr Arun Mitra
General Secretary