Kalyan school aid for Chennai

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Sajana Nam­biar sajana.nam­biar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Kalyan’s Sa­cred Heart School, which is well-known for pro­vid­ing aid to vic­tims of nat­u­ral calami­ties across the coun­try, is help­ing those hit by the re­cent Chennai floods.

The school col­lected 15 tonnes of ma­te­ri­als. Around 2,600 stu­dents along with their par­ents and 300 school staff, col­lected ce­re­als and san­i­tary items, which they sent to the Na­tional So­cial Ser­vice wing of IIT Madras on Wed­nes­day.

“When we read about the floods in the pa­pers, we de­cided to help the vic­tims. On Sun­day we had a meet­ing and de­cided to in­form our stu­dents to bring as much gro­ceries from their homes as they could,” said Al­bin An­thony, Ad­min­is­tra­tor, Sa­cred heart School.

“We col­lected the items and they reached Chennai in 96 hours. I am sure it must have helped the vic­tims. The par­ents and stu­dents were very sup­port­ive,” added An­thony.

Ear­lier, the school had helped the vic­tims of the 2005 Mum­bai floods by pro­vid­ing a shel­ter for 4,000 peo­ple in the school premises.

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