Aid extended to the families affected by faction violence

For the families devastated by loss of their near and dear ones due to faction violence in Palnadu, a ray of hope emerged on Friday after the Guntur rural police, with the help of a few NGOs, began providing support in terms of education, health, and self-employment.

At a programme organised at Chllagundla gardens in Gurazala mandal, Superintendent of Police, Guntur Rural, J. Satyanarayana handed over financial assistance of Rs.1.50 lakh to seven families affected by faction violence besides distributing sewing machines and health cards.

Mr. Satyanarayana christened the programme as ‘Baadhithulaku Bharosa (reassurance to victims)’ and made an impassioned plea to the family members to shun violence and turn a new leaf in their lives by fostering peace in their villages.

He also assured that the police department would be with them.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Gurazala Sub Division, Ravula Giridhar, who conceived the idea said that he was touched by the plight of the families which lost their near and dear due to violence. Most of them belonged to weaker sections of society and do not have any means of support to the educational and health needs of their children.

For instance, a family belonging to Scheduled Caste in Kancharagunta mandal lost the only bread winner in the family due to fallout of faction related violence in Durgi. On Friday, the family received financial assistance worth Rs.60,000 from the police and the NGOs.

He thanked the organisations -- Chllangunda Charitable Trust, Rotary Club of Rentachintala, Friends True Society etc -- for responding immediately to his plea and chipping in with contributions.

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