Over night the Ganga has risen quite a lot. Many areas cannot be reached without a boat now. Water level is increasing every hour, in front of Gada building the water is around 4.5 feet, and in the Mayapur temple hall the water is around the waist line.
Bengali news channels are informing that in the districts of Nadia and 24 Parganas the flood level is expected to increase dramatically, as some small up stream barrages broke due to heavy water load and to expect this water to make its way here.
The weather report says due to the depression which moved from Bangladesh to West bengal, we should expect very heavy rain for next 48 hours. Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal chief minister, said that the flood situation in the state is out of control.
A huge big thanks to MayapurTV for continuing to broadcast mangal arati during the immense challenges arising from the flood. Devotees attended the arati standing in knee deep Ganga water.
Amazingly, so far there is sufficient electricity in the surrounding areas, although the current is fluctuating.
The internet connection still being available is also a great achievement by Bhagavan and Doyal Garuanga Prabhus who are rendering a selfless and sacrificing service to the Vaisnava community.
Many other devotees in Mayapur are making great sacrifices for other devotees. You can also help our food relief, we need immediate support for purchasing the following things :
- Biscuits packet – Rs.5
- Chipped Rice and Gur – Rs.10
- Khichdi – Rs.15 per plate
We are planning to feed at least 50,000 flood affected people.
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