On 26th January 2001 a devastating earthquake measuring 6.9 on Richter scale hit the state of Gujarat in India with epicenter at Bhuj. One month after the earthquake official Government of India figures place the death toll at 19,727 and the number of injured at 166,000. Indications are that 600,000 people were left homeless, with 348,000 houses destroyed and an additional 844,000 damaged. The Indian State Department estimates that the earthquake affected, directly or indirectly, 15.9 million people out of a total population of 37.8 million. More than 20,000 cattle are reported killed. Government estimates place direct economic losses at $1.3 billion. Other estimates indicate losses may be as high as $5 billion.
Acharya Swamishree's Prathna
Whatever has happened, it was with the will of the Lord. Keep faith that whatever He does, it can only be for our best, even though this may be difficult for us to understand now.
A team of 50 Sants, the Sanstha's doctors and a large group of volunteers were sent from Maninagar together with a convoy of 25 trucks, loaded with medical supplies.
Earthquake Relief Fund
Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan has started a worldwide appeal for funds to provide for aid to the victims of the recent catastrophic earthquake in Gujarat, India.
Earthquake Relief News
Latest news of the relief work
Bhachau School to be Rebuilt
Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan's immense earthquake relief and rebuilding operation is still in full force.