It was about 10 O’clock in the morning. The Delhi Arya Veers were retiring of the exhaustion caused by Shobhayatra of 25 December. In the mean time, Sh. Vijender Arya (Convenor, Sewa Samiti, Arya Veer Dal Delhi Pradesh) gave message to senior officials that a strong storm has hit Southern Indian Coastline. After an emergency Meeting, a team AryaVeers (Arya Veer Dal Sewa Samiti) was formed and sent to the affected area. News of loss of 10000 lives was on air.
On reaching Nagapattnam, Sh. Vijender Arya clarified the actual picture. The reports sent by him were frightening. This was a situation worse than imagined. The tidal waves were entered upto 10 Kms deep on the land. Several Villages wiped off with the returning water of the ocean. Neither the dead bodies nor the alive were present there. Even the plantation vanished. Only the silence of Mortuary was spread everywhere.
But ironically, the life for the people, who survived from Tsunami, became a curse. All the water reservoirs of the affected areas were contaminated with the salty water of ocean. Food and Shelter were no matter, in front of the problem of Drinking Water.Making the situation worst, the language problem became a big issue in performing the rescue work. People of Southern India do not have even a small piece of awareness about Hindi Language. But Sh. Virender Arya managed some how.Meanwhile the relief material sent by Sarvadeshik Sabha started to reach there. For proper distribution of the same, a planning was made. The team members of Sewa Samiti made surveys several villages and prepared a list of actual needful people on one day. On the next day they made distribution the required material according to the list.
250 houses were built by Sewa Samiti in two villages namely Nagapattanam and Vangiri, by the material provided by the Sarvadeshik Sabha and others. The period of rescue operation stretched to 2 months.AryaVeers reached there at first and serviced there till last. In the absolute opposite circumstances, AryaVeers did voluntary service in this Operation of Arya Samaj.AryaVeers still get frightened on rememorising the ruination caused by the nature. More than 300000 people died in this biggest disaster in current history. But the voluntary services rendered by them, brings the smile of satisfaction back on their face.
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