July 30, 2014
-- July 30, New Delhi:
In an initiative tosupport the flood affected people of Uttarakhand, DLF Foundation
along with Oxfam India
is organizing an exhibition to raise the funds for rebuilding the lives of affected people in the region. The exhibition was inaugurated by Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh (Retd.), CEO, DLF Foundation
and Ms. Kalyani Gandhi Rhodes - Asia Engagement Manager - Oxfam Great Britain
. The exhibition at one of the biggest building of Cyber City demonstrates the pictures and details of the calamity that hit the people of Uttarakhand to garner support from people in general.
The photography exhibition is part of a pan-India campaign to ‘Rebuild Uttarakhand’
. It takes you on a visual repository of stories of individuals who despite their losses demonstrate the will to rebuild their lives with an unflagging human spirit.
A first-hand witness to disasters, the exhibition is a classical portrayal of loss and, instead, presented through a series of portraits, an interpretative reading of the direction in which the people of Uttarakhand are headed. The exhibition also narrates stories of change, and of resilience through essays related to climate resilient sustainable agricultural practices. A clear emphasis on gender issue is evident in the work, portraying what women go through on a regular basis as farmers, sans recognition.
In the districts of Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi, Oxfam India supported 48,100 people by improving their access to food security and safe water and promoting public health.
The DLF group has risen to the need of the hour by contributing towards relief and rehabilitation work. All the DLF employees have voluntarily contributed their one day’s salary towards the relief effort along with a matching grant from the organisation which has been donated to the PM relief fund. Medical teams were sent to the affected areas.DLF Foundation along with Food Bank and CDRN also sent many truckloads of food, medicines and relief material to the flood hit areas. Some of the employees volunteered to help in the relief work and joined the relief efforts there. Relief material and medical camps were established in some of the worst hit areas in Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag regions. A large number of victims covering 16 villages were treated and provided free medicines.
There are around 15 commercial buildings in Cyber City, Gurgaon. DLF has provided space for putting up stalls of Oxfam in front of all the buildings free of cost. Oxfam volunteers are encouraging the employees working in Cyber City to come forward and help the victims through their donations. The response has been good and the volunteers are also conducting sessions to orient the employees of a few companies on how they can help in their endeavour to rebuild Uttarakhand. The exhibition will be on display till 1st
Further details will be shared as the event gains closure.