Bishop Paritosh Canning, head of the Kolkata diocese of the Church of North India (CNI), carried Amphan relief to the people of Geonkhali in East Midnapore on Thursday and camped there. The place has been devastated as the Cyclone had made a landfall there.
Bishop Canning surveyed the area and also visited the families whose homes were reduced to rubble, with a promise to re-build them with funds that the Diocese is collecting. Since there has been a loss of livelihood to the locals, a new initiative called ‘Naridana’ was inaugurated. As part of the initiative, local women have been adopted for training in sewing and tailoring while their products can be marketed to help them regain their foothold. A day care centre was also started for the children of day labourers and maids in the area. “As Amphan has wrecked havoc, our women and children are the worst-affected. We need to bring in relief as quickly as possible,” said Bishop Canning
Source:Times of India