Iss ka ans bhi do jaldi
Prashant helped the people of his village by first getting a grip over himself because he was initially shocked on witnessing the after effects of the cyclone. He decided to step in as the leader of his village. He organized a group of youths and elders to jointly pressurize the merchant to given rice for the people living in the shelter. He was successful in this task. His next task was to organize a team of youth volunteers to clean the shelter and to tend to the wounds of the people who had been injured because of the cyclone.
Prashant also brought a number of orphaned children together and constructed a polythene shelter for them. While women were mobilized to look after them, the men secured food and other essentials for the shelter. When he realised that the women were becoming too grief-stricken, he persuaded them to start working in the food-for-work programme, which was initiated by an NGO. He also organized sports events for children.
Thepeople of the community helped one another by joining hands under theleadership of Prashant. They jointly pressurized the merchant to giverice as everybody was starving. A fire was lighted to cook the rice.It was the first time after the cyclone had hit the area thateveryone ate their fill. A team of youth volunteers was organized toclean the shelter and to tend to the wounds and fractures of thepeople who had been injured because of the cyclone.
Whenthe militaryhelicopter dropped some food parcels but did not return, the youthtask force gathered empty utensils from the shelter and deputed thechildren to lie in the sand with these utensils on their stomachs tocommunicate to the passing helicopters that they were hungry.
Thewomen of Kalikuda lookedafter the orphaned children. Though they became grief-stricken aftera few days, on Prashant’s insistence, they also started workingin the food-for-work programme started by an NGO.