Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, flagged off nine trucks of Red Cross relief supplies from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday for flood-affected victims in the states of Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
The President of India is the President of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS). These relief supplies for the flood affected people of Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh shall be carried from Delhi to the concerned states by train and will be received by the state Red Cross branches of respective states, stated an official release from the President’s office.
The relief material included items such as tarpaulins, tents, saris, dhotis, cotton blankets, kitchen sets, mosquito nets, bed sheets, buckets and two water purification units. The supply of the materials is in continuation and in addition to the material already provided by IRCS to be distributed by the state Red Cross branches to the affected people.
Additionally, COVID-19 protection items such as surgical masks, PPE kits, gloves, and face shields are also part of the relief materials. These items are meant to safeguard and protect health workers associated with IRCS medical services in these states as well as the volunteers of IRCS who are at the forefront of flood relief and rehabilitation efforts, the release added.