Kerala needs skilled labourers to rebuild it

SHILLONG, Aug 22: An organisation of people from Kerala settled in different parts of the country on Wednesday has said that it will not celebrate Onam this year in view of the worst ever flood that hit the state since 1924.

“We have decided to cancel Onam celebrations on September 9 and instead donate the money that he have raised to the Chief Minister Disaster Relief Fund,” president of the All India Malayalee Association (AIMA), Meghalaya State Unit, G Pradeep Pillai said.

The AIMA also informed that as an organisation in Meghalaya it already has mobilised funds for the initial relief of the flood victims.

“However, being a small community (in Meghalaya) we appeal to the generous and helpful people of Meghalaya to kindly be part of the #Rebuild Kerala campaign by being a volunteer for contributing to the #CMDRF Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund account  in various banks,” the AIMA, Meghalaya State Unit said.

The president of the Meghalaya State Unit of the AIMA also informed that on August 20 they submitted a letter to the state Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma appealing for help.

Meghalaya State Unit of the AIMA also said that in the letter to Conrad, they has sought for skilled and other type of labourers to rebuild Kerala.

“There would be huge requirement of skilled and unskilled manpower for rebuilding Kerala and we work together for such an initiative,” Pillai said.

He said that anyone willing to work in restoring infrastructures in Kerala, remuneration will be high.

The Meghalaya Unit of the AIMA also thanked the state government for contributing Rs 1 crore for relief purpose.

Pillai also informed that the Meghalaya Unit of the AIMA has not received any distress calls from people of the state working or studying in Kerala.

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