The events of cyclone ‘Gaja’ has been devastating, during as well as the aftermath. The damage to property has been ridiculously catastrophic. Destruction to croplands, uprooting of trees and broken homes has made everyday livelihoods difficult. Adding insult to the injury, a complete power shutdown for the next one to two months is expected. With improper supply of tools and management programmes in place, it is going to be difficult and time consuming for the people in those areas to get back on their feet.
The help arriving from the State and National authorities has been minimal as of now. Nevertheless, the involvement of the private bodies bringing in the support is helping the cause. ‘Gaja’ did receive the amount of media attention to match that of the 2015 chennai floods. This could be due to the fact that the affected regions are mostly rural areas. Nevertheless, a good deal of private organisations have come forward as part of their “corporate social responsibility” to help the ones affected by ‘Gaja’.
We at Vamosys have taken several steps to do our part as responsible human beings, family and finally as a corporate in that order to help the victims of Gaja.
The village of Kulamanikkam in Thiruvarur district received 65 hampers, one each to the families in the village. Each hamper consists of tarpaulin, floor-mat, matches, candles, mosquito repellent, biscuits, sanitary napkins, toothpaste, soap, men/women clothing and finally groceries which lasts for a week at least for a family of 5. Mr. Prasana K Ram, CEO and founder of Vamosys, was in place right from organizing to distributing the hampers.
Apart from providing the basic consumable necessities, members of Vamosys put their hands together with 5 doctors who identify themselves as “team delta”. A range of temporary medical camps were in place with free medical supplies and services throughout the district are up and running. The team expressed their intentions to take their invaluable services beyond the district of Thiruvarur. With enough funds, this could be more than an intention, it could be an heartwarming service.
Family or Employees?
The victims of Gaja were not just in the affected areas. The ones who leave their families and move to an urban setup to make a living for themselves as well as their family are in numbers. One such person is Mr. Bharathi Raja, an employee at Vamosys. His family back in the village of Pukkarambai in Thanjavur district are victims of cyclone Gaja. Bharathi reached out to his fellow employees requesting a basic necessities drive. And the reply was simply heartwarming, as almost all the employes at Vamosys came forward to give away things and collect funds to help Bharathi, his village to sustain for a few weeks until the bigger help arrives.
Disasters will continue to come around, that’s just how mother nature is and trying to tame her isn’t the best idea. Whatever the calamity that lies ahead we at Vamosys will always feel the accountable to help our fellow human in need. Sure, Vamosys is a vehicle tracking company, above that we are a responsible group of people who are willing to come together to help a fellow brethren.