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Petitioning OIPA in India and 17 others

ALERT : Kaziranga National Park wild animals needs attention - Sukanya Kadyan

Thanx to Mildor Sands from Netherlands for advice. Heavy flood spoiled life of people and wild animals in northeast portion of India, disaster management team's are working over there and we want to contribute, so please donate to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for these rescue and rehabilitation operations as defined below:

The Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, created shortly after Independence, provides immediate relief to people in distress. The Fund depends entirely on voluntary donations received from the public.

The Fund renders assistance to individuals facing distress situations. Its resources are utilised for the provision of immediate relief to the families of those killed in natural calamities like floods, cyclones and earthquakes. It also grants assistance to families affected by major disturbances, riots and accidents. Besides, the Fund extends assistance to indigent persons to partially defray the cost of expensive medical treatment like heart surgery, kidney transplantation and cancer treatment.

Over the years, lakhs of people have received assistance from this Fund. All contributions to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund are fully exempt from Income Tax, under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, subject to the prescribed limits. Donations to the Fund are also excluded from the computation of taxable gifts, under Section 5(1)(v) of the Gift Tax Act, 1958.

Contributions to the Fund can be deposited in select branches of the Central Bank of India, State Bank of India, Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Syndicate Bank and Punjab National ,through cheques or bank drafts in favour of the 'Prime Minister's National Relief Fund'. Receipt of the contribution will be acknowledged by the receiving bank, and the donation sent to the Fund account for deposit. Thereafter, a formal receipt for the contribution will be issued from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. All donors should ensure that the pay-in-slip is properly filled-in while making the deposit, to enable the Prime Minister's Office to issue the formal receipt. The Fund does not accept contributions in kind. Contributors who live outside India may deposit their contributions with the nearest Indian Mission or in any branch of the State Bank of India for transfer to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.

To know more about the fund, and to contribute online, click here.

Letter to
OIPA in India
Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi The Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Forest The Director General of Forest
and 15 others
Ministry of Environment and Forest The Secretary
Leader Opposition in Lok Sabha Smt. Sushma Swaraj
The Prime Minister of India, New Delhi. Hon'ble Sardar Manmohan Singh
Chairperson, NAC Smt. Sonia Gandhi
HE The Vice President of India, New Delhi. HE Shri Hamid Ansari
The Speaker, Lok Sabha
The Cabinet Secretary
The Director, Animal Welfare Division
National Tiger Conservation Authority The Director
Minister for Environment and Forest, New Delhi. Hon'ble Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan
The Joint Secretary, Ministry for Environment and Forest
General Secretary, AICC Shri Rahul Gandhi
HE The Governor of Haryana
HE The President of India, New Delhi Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil
AWBI The Chairman
Contribute to Prime Minister's Relief Fund:
The Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, created shortly after Independence, provides immediate relief to people in distress. The Fund depends entirely on voluntary donations received from the public.
The Fund renders assistance to individuals facing distress situations. Its resources are utilised for the provision of immediate relief to the families of those killed in natural calamities like floods, cyclones and earthquakes. It also grants assistance to families affected by major disturbances, riots and accidents. Besides, the Fund extends assistance to indigent persons to partially defray the cost of expensive medical treatment like heart surgery, kidney transplantation and cancer treatment.
Over the years, lakhs of people have received assistance from this Fund. All contributions to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund are fully exempt from Income Tax, under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961, subject to the prescribed limits. Donations to the Fund are also excluded from the computation of taxable gifts, under Section 5(1)(v) of the Gift Tax Act, 1958.
Contributions to the Fund can be deposited in select branches of the Central Bank of India, State Bank of India, Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Syndicate Bank and Punjab National ,through cheques or bank drafts in favour of the 'Prime Minister's National Relief Fund'. Receipt of the contribution will be acknowledged by the receiving bank, and the donation sent to the Fund account for deposit. Thereafter, a formal receipt for the contribution will be issued from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. All donors should ensure that the pay-in-slip is properly filled-in while making the deposit, to enable the Prime Minister's Office to issue the formal receipt. The Fund does not accept contributions in kind. Contributors who live outside India may deposit their contributions with the nearest Indian Mission or in any branch of the State Bank of India for transfer to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.
The OIPA in India and PFA Haryana founder Naresh Kadyan appeal to every one to donate in the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund because surging flood waters have killed at least 29 people and displaced more than a million others in northeastern India, heavy monsoon rains have caused the Brahmaputra River ; one of Asia's largest to overflow its banks and inundate more than 2,000 villages across Assam state, according to the flood control centre in the state capital, Gauhati.
This year's flooding is the worst to hit the state in many years. Air force helicopters have been delivering food and dropping off relief workers to affected areas over the last two days. The heavy rains eased Saturday after more than a week, but more light rain is forecast over the next 24 hours.
The monsoon season in India begins in June and ends in September.
Assam, a state of 26 million people, suffers flooding almost every year, at least 29 people have died in the past week and more than a million others have been forced to leave their homes.The floods also submerged large swathes of a national wildlife reserve, Kaziranga National Park, which is home to more than 2,000 of the estimated 3,000 one horn rhinos left in the wild, three rhinos have drowned during the past week and several dozen deer have been killed by the flooding or by speeding vehicles after they ran onto the highway that runs alongside the park to escape the rising waters. On Thursday, a rhino was seen walking on the highway, trying to cross the road and move to higher ground, wildlife wardens have been put on high alert to prevent the poaching of animals leaving the park. Rhino horns are in great demand, particularly in Southeast Asia, for use in traditional medicines. They also are used to make decorative dagger handles.
So please use your good offices and contacts to generate maximum donations for the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to save Wildlife and nature along with human beings for their rescue and rehabilitation. The UN affiliated OIPA in India appeal to the AWBI to sanction funds for rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals. The PM officials are requested to check online donation system to accept funds.
MINHA/E/2012/00800 and PRSEC/E/2012/09173