AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—On the request for requiring medicines for Jammu and Kashmir’s flood-affected people, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will now send medicines for them. The Sikh body is already engaged in humanitarian aid to the victims by sending them prepared food.
The medicines will be sent tomorrow, said Manjeet Singh, SGPC secretary, “The authorities concerned in J-K told us that they had surplus food items. They are facing shortage of essential drugs and have requested us to send some.”
He said they have decided to suspend the supply of food packets and would now send a consignment of medicines that are urgently required in the Valley.
The SGPC has already sent 75,000 food packets to the Valley. At Sri Guru Ramdas Langar Hall and kitchen, volunteers have been cooking and packing food for the flood hit. Each packet contains four paranthas, cooked vegetables and some pickle.
As many as 25,000 food packets were sent to the Valley on September 12 and another 50,000 packets the next day, said the SGPC secretary.