Write a letter to your friend narrating your experience as a relief worker in the flood-stricken area.

Write a letter to your friend narrating your experience as a relief worker in the flood-stricken area.



My dear Pradip,

Thank you for your letter of September 2000. I am extremely sorry that I could not make any correspondence for the last ten days. This unusual delay in writing to you is due to the fact that I joined a relief party and went to Mayna, a flood-stricken area in the district of Midnapore.

What we saw there is really very shocking. A vast tract of land was under water and it caused untold misery to the people living in that area. Most of the villages were looking like islands and a large number of mud-built houses collapsed. Some dead bodies of cattle were seen floating here and there. We had a boat at our disposal and we were entrusted with the work of rescuing people from different places and distributing food and clothes to the poor and the needy.

Many people took shelter on the roofs of the partly destroyed houses or on the branches of the trees and we had to carry them in batches in our boat to a place of safety. We worked hard for seven days and rescued a large number of men, women, and children, but we never felt tired. The heart-rending cries of the women and children made us forget all our personal comforts. At some places, the people were without food for days together and we had to carry food to them and save their lives. The people of that locality have all praise and gratitude for us and they think that we are the messengers of God and He had sent us to them to save their lives. Our work has also been highly appreciated by the Government. We reached here this morning, but sometime later we got the news that cholera had broken out at some places. So, we have decided that we will go there again tomorrow morning with a medical unit and see that the disease does not take an epidemic form. There is nothing to be worried about.

More when we meet. With my best love to you and regards to your parents,

Ever yours,


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