Friday, August 13, 2010

Support XLRI Alumnus Relief Work in Leh

I am writing with an appeal to support the relief work which two of our alumnus - Gargi Banerji (88batch) and Sunil Pillai (87batch) - are doing. Their venture has been involved with sustainable development for the indegenous communities in the Himalayan region for more than a decade - and has earned international recognitions for their work.
Will be grateful for your support. Mail by L Prabhakar (88PMIR) is pasted below.
You must be aware of the pioneering work being done in the Himalayan region and at Leh by PRAGYA (, a not-for-profit organisation started by Gargi
(XL-88) and Sunil Pillai (XL-87).
The on the ground  situation is truly bleak after the recent natural calamity.
To give you an idea, a migrant worker camp in Phyang village (one of the places where PRAGYA delivers education and health services) had 250 inmates, of which only 104 have survived. Several villages have been destroyed and many families have lost everything - houses, crops, belongings - and half their members as well.
PRAGYA has taken up rescue and relief operations through its field office in Leh. Pragya Leh staff and members from Gurgaon / other offices have put together a volunteer team that is carrying out rescue and evacuation of survivors to hospitals in the area, and supply of essentials (medicines, blankets, food, hygiene kits, etc.). There is enormous work to be done for reconstruction and helping the people of Leh get back on their feet.
They could do with additional help from every quarter.
Contributions could be in cash and kind. They have a list of relief requirements for the immediate relief (essential supplies)- but those who would want to
contribute in kind would need to check the need status on the day of contribution.
Contributions in cash could be be to following account:
Account name: Pragya R
Account no.: 002105000370
Bank: ICICI Bank Ltd.
(The above account is valid only for in-country contributions)
The Pragya Leh Relief Team is being coordinated by Nimisha Srivastava (office:
0124-4574518, mobile: 9213136468), and those interested in helping may contact
In case, you are not able to get through, please do drop a mail to
Gargi ( or L Prabhakar (
Thanks and regards,
Prabhakar (XL-88)

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