Param Shakti Peeth has set up two service centres–Paramshakti Peeth Vatsalya Seva Kendra—at Ukhimath and Korkhi, Fata, on Kedarnath Road in Rudraprayag to help the affected people. The centres would work here for a longer time.
A team of Param Shaktipeeth headed by Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritanbhara visited the affected areas of Uttarakhand through land route ignoring the bad weather conditions. The team reached the worst affected hilly villages of Rudraprayag district traversing the broken roads, makeshift bridges made over the gushing Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers that were in spate then. The team included Sant Dhyananand Maharaj of Akhand Paramdham, general secretary of the Paramshakti Peeth Shri Sanjay Gupta, Sadhvi Shiromani, Shri Punit from Delhi and some local activists.
Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara, who has dedicated herself to the welfare of orphaned children at Vatsalya Gram in Vrinadvan, is now busy in helping the calamity affected people of Uttarakhand through the Paramshakti Peeth. Shri Sanjay Gupta informed that two service centres–Paramshakti Peeth Vatsalya Seva Kendra—were set up at Ukhimath and Korkhi, Fata, on Kedarnath Road in Rudraprayag to help the affected people. These centres would work here for a longer time.
Vatsalya Seva Kendra would organise employment oriented training programme for women and educational centres for children. The centre has chalked out scheme to set up such vocational training centres at many places in Kedar Valley, besides providing scholarships to brilliant but poor students studying in various schools.
According to the plan, the activists of the Peeth are conducting survey of the affected areas and providing help as and when required to the victimised families. The material required for a family along with food grains is being sent packed in jumbo bags to these centres through trucks from where it is distributed to the affected families.
When Didi Maa met the affected people and offered them monetary help, the simple villagers could not control their emotions. They, with eyes flooded with tears, fell at the feet of the visiting saint. Didi Maa pacified them and said she had come to them as a caring mother so they need not worry about the traditions. A mother always gives to her children. And when her children were in difficulty, she is here to help them from Param Shakti Peeth.
The most tragic part of this natural tragedy was loss of earning male members of many families. Many students of 10th -11th standards earn money for their fees during the Chardham Yatra along with their fathers. They all were swept away to death by the mighty waters of Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers in this tragedy. Didi Maa visited some villages where three generations of women lost their husbands. There were hardly any surviving male members. In a number of villages the parents had died orphaning their children. The scenes in such villages are really heart-touching. Paramshakti Peeth has come out with schemes for such affected women to help them earn livelihood and live a respectable life. Besides, the responsibility of those orphan boys and girls is also taken up by the Param Shakti Peeth. The Peeth also will try to arrange marriages of young and marriageable girls.
Shri Sanjay Gupta pointed out that the Peeth would try its best to take the relief to the needy people and families and with this mission they have selected the most affected villages and officially adopted them. The survey and relief work conducted by the activists has been accelerated in badly affected villages of Ukhimath development block.