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Climate Change is impacting our lives and liveability. Cloudbursts, Flash Floods, Erratic rain falls and sudden rise in temperatures have become quite common. Due to a sudden cloud burst at Mangarh near Baru Sahib, there was a flood-like situation on 25th September, which caused considerable damage to roads, vehicles, and other assets like furniture, computers, stores of clothing & food stocks. With Guru's grace, children and residents are safe. Electricity & water supply have been restored and all residents & students are being provided with their normal langar.
However, Akal Academy Baru Sahib, a residential education campus and home to many students has been devastated/disrupted due to flash floods resulting out of a cloudburst water. This natural calamity created havoc and damaged a lot of infrastructure at and around Baru Sahib. Flash floods led to deposit of sludge, debris and rocks in 4 lower floors of many buildings and residents in the campus. Quite a number of Vehicles were floating in the water and several fell in the valley. A huge loss has been noted for the furniture, computers, stores of clothing and food stocks. Roads and retaining walls are damaged too!
The management is committed to ensuring that all children are safe during this period of crisis and is working to provide a safe and quality life for all residents on its campus.
Estimated loss including all types of damage, civil works, computers, furniture, clothing stores and food stores is in crores of rupees. We solicit support from Sangat in terms of funds & materials to meet this challenge and bounce back with Charhdikala!
We seek the Almighty's blessings to fight with the challenging situation and restore the infrastructure at its earliest. We are grateful to all our supporters for their kind messages and support in this tough time.
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