Urgent Appeal for support in helping Iranian earthquake victims
By Pervinder Singh Chandhok, Tehran
On behalf of the Indian Diaspora, I wish
to convey heartfelt condolences to our Iranian brothers and sisters for the the worst tragedy of earthquake in
Bam. Everyone is shaken with this cruel act of
As an Indian National Sikh born in
Tehran, Iran,Tehran my heart out goes to the
people of Bam and in this process I have joined the Millions who are trying
to help the people in need.I am duty bound to
appeal your kind consideration that the need of
hour is Rehabilitation of the people who are homeless and the innocent Children who have become orphans.
I am sure the brave people of Iran would overcome
this hour of testing and the most difficult job
at this time is Rehabilitation of the people left homeless. It is credit worthy that enitre humanity has joined in this
relief operation opening a new era of dialogue
among civilizations sharing the pain of each other. No two countries are as closer as India and Iran.
The People of India and the Government of
India have rushed aid to Iran worth Million of Dollar and also set up a 75 bed
full fledged field hospital at Bam which is fully equiped.The pictures of the
Hospital are enclosed for your information.We need your support to convey
through all your channels in Iran and abroad that this Hospital is geared to
serve the People of Iran in Bam and it services could be used to the maximum
level for the people of Bam.We need support to spread this word through various
people to people contact and NGOs as the contact and information through other
channels is not sufficient.We wish the people of that Area to get the best
services and attention from our the Indian Brothers and Sisters who are here to
It is worthwhile to share with you an example
of sharing suffering of humantiy. This is
absolutely incredible - Indian Social worker & Saint Puran Singhs
legacy carried to victims of Iran Earthquake.
Pingalwara an organisation from Punjab,India that was set up by him and relies on charity to carry out its work is
responding to the needs of victims. This must be
the first in the world whereby a charitable organisation which itself in need of charity for it survival has
made this very noble gesture. Lets all humanity
and organisations follow the example and donate. The victims are in many
cases fellow human beings who have lost a
lifetimes work in one moment generated by the
elements of the earth.
I hope by Grace of God and the contribution of all
the volunteers and the support from you,we
could help in this disaster relief operations to our brotherly people of Iran
in every manner possible.
It would be my honour to associate with you in the
aid process and keep close contact ,
with warm regards
Islamic Republic of Iran
Social worker &
Honorary Delegate of India Iran Chamber
of Commerce & Industry to Islamic Republic of Iran,
International Affairs & Member of the Board Indo Iran Friendship
Principal Advisor & Member of the
Board Iran Hockey Federation,Tehran,I.R.of Iran
Project Concept &
for dialogue amongst religions
Honorary member of the Editorial Board of The
Punjab Heritage journal.(Punjab-India)
Patron Sarbh Sanjha Khalsa Third
Centenary Environment Trust, New Delhi India.
President International Punjabi
Society,New Delhi India for ME Chapter Tehran,Iran.
Member of EP
Committee Of Iran Automotive parts Industries,Tehran Iran
Coordinator "SPIC MACAY-INDIA" Society for promotion of Classical Music &
Culture Amongst the Youth,India.
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