NEW DELHI: As India has stepped up relief and rescue operations in earthquake-hit Nepal, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMS) on Monday sent 25,000 food packets to help the affected people in Kathmandu.

According to the DSGMC media adviser Parminder Pal Singh, the food packets were transported by Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft and more packets are likely to be dispatched to Nepal later.

Earlier on Sunday, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had directed the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and DSGMC to start sending food packages to Kathmandu every day. 

Both organisations managing the Gurdwara in Punjab and Delhi have also been directed to start the ‘langar’ for those affected by quake in Kathmandu and other areas till it is needed. 

Meanwhile, DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK said that the IAF were being requested to make arrangements to dispatch 10 tonnes of raw material to Kathmandu for langar and around 20 volunteers and cooks would also be airlifted to Kathmandu to organise the langar. “It will be started at central place in Kathmandu after consulting with Nepalese government,” he said.

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