AMPHAN FUND RAISER BY UDICHI GOBARDANGA, WEST BENGAL
(GOVT. REG. NO.: S/1L 22759)
(In collaboration with AmicusX)
Super Cyclone Amphan was a powerful and deadly tropical cyclone that caused widespread damage in Eastern India, specifically West Bengal, and also Bangladesh in May 2020. It was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the Ganges Delta since Sidr of the 2007 season and the first super cyclonic storm to occur in the Bay of Bengal since the 1999 Odisha cyclone.
The greatest inundations were expected in the Sundarbans, where flooding could extend 15 km (9.3 mi) inland. Embankments in the region were overtaken by the surge, leading to inundation of the islands in the Sundarbans. Bridges linking islands to the Indian mainland were swept away. The cyclone produced sustained winds of 112 km/h (70 mph) and gusts to 190 km/h (120 mph) recorded by Alipore observatory, Kolkata, West Bengal, damaging homes and uprooting trees and electric poles. Wind speed along coastal areas were measured up to 150–160 km/h (93–99 mph).
We have been to Sundarbans and other places which have been struck by the Amphan. To our surprise, even after 3 weeks of the super-cyclone, streets cannot be seen as they are deep dead in water, kuccha houses are completely dilapidated, trees are uprooted and the poverty of the area has hit an all time high. These issues are no more being covered by the media houses due to other more lucrative news that are gaining screens. We have been there and starting from this month, we will be visiting the area every month in order to deliver to them food, edible water, clothings, pay for the education of children, afforestation and for all other means of improvement. You may say that the governments are supplying them all ration and help, and we wont completely deny that, keeping the fact in mind that there are places in the area which are inaccessible due to absence of roads, and hence the 4-wheeler vehicles of the government are not reaching that place. That's exactly why we have rented boats. We will travel to the inaccessible places by boat. We are being helped by another local body of social workers who are from Sundarbans area.
Let's face the fact that the lockdown that was imposed due to the unfortunate spread of CoVID-19 has impacted the monetary income of most of us. That's the reason why we ourselves are unable to dig deep into our pockets, since we, honestly, dont have that much money. At this point, AmicusX has been generous enough to collaborate with us and take forward the mission of restoring the lives of Sundarbans to its original stage. We know that today, the online world is far more wide spread that the offline reach and that's why we are glad to collaborate with AmicusX on this project.
Whatever we do, is all for the less fortunate. We will be uploading photos/videos, as and when possible, to keep our viewers updated of the work that we are doing at Sundarbans area. However, in order to enable that, we would request you to kindly contribute some money to our following bank account/UPI Handles. Please remember that it doesnt matter how much you contribute, all that matters is whether you contribute. No matter how little, your contribution will be of immense value to us.
Name of Bank: Bank of India
Branch Name: Khantura
Beneficiary Name: Udichi Gobardanga
Account No.: 433010110003051
WhatsApp / Phone Call: 7003710853
Office Address: Gobardanga, Gaipur, North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal. Pin Code: 743252