Engineering College Aims To Donate INR 10 Million for Kurnool Flood Relief

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G. Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool, AP in India aims to donate ten million rupees towards the relief for the flood victims of Kurnool and adjacent towns.

The college popularly known as GPREC among the students and alumnae has launched a new website www.savekurnool.org to coordinate the donations from the former students of the college.

More than 300 people died in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and North Karnataka after the worst floods in years. Livestock and crops have been lost as well as numerous homes destroyed, leaving more than 200,000 people homeless and vulnerable to hunger and disease.

Kurnool, a large town in Andhra Pradesh, with a population of approximately five hundred thousands, bore the brunt of the flood fury as water reached up to the first floor of several buildings. There were heart-rending scenes of people frantically seeking help to rescue them. It is estimated that about 40,000 people had taken shelter on the rooftops.

The move to have a website for the cause is to generate funds from the former students of the college who are residing outside India. This will help the NRIs to extend their bit for the cause. GPREC is proud to inform that the website www.savekurnool.org is the idea of two of their former students and they are ones who have designed and will be promoting it.

GPREC was established in 1985, by Late Sri G. Pulla Reddy and the college will be celebrating its silver jubilee in 2010. The G. Pulla Reddy Trust has already donated one million hundred thousand rupees and the college management and staff have coordinated and donated five hundred eighty six thousands rupees towards the cause.

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