New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday urged people of the country to come to the aid of residents of Uttarakhand suffering due to the devastating floods.
Manmohan Singh appealed to people to generously donate to the Prime Minister's National Relief fund to help the flood-devastated people in the difficult time.
"You are all aware that there has been extensive devastation due to cloud burst and floods in state of Uttarakhand. A large number of people have died and property worth crores of rupees has been damaged," he said in the appeal.
"At this moment, affected people need our help to tide over the calamity that has fallen upon them to survive and rebuild their lives," he said, urging people to "stand with our distressed fellow countrymen, and actively participate in national efforts to support them in their difficult time".