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Aug 21, 2018

GJEPC Team Visits Kerala, Distributes Emergency Aid to Over 3,000 Flood Victims

Members of the gem and jewellery industry fraternity in an initiative spearheaded by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the Jewellery Manufacturers Association (JMA), Thrissur, today visited six relief camps in the flood-hit areas of Kerala and distributed emergency relief materials to over 3,000 people there.

After a quick assessment of the needs of those affected over the last couple of days, the GJEPC officials purchased sets of clothes for men, women and children including lungis, Tshirts, Nighties, Towels, Inner wear, Sanitary pads and children’s clothes from manufacturers in Tirrupur and Erode. These were packed by volunteers and the kits distributed to those in camps beginning today

Prompt action by the industry and Council has been appreciated by people in the flood ravaged state.

Spearheading the relief efforts were Mahender Tayal, Chairman Southern Region, GJEPC and K. Srinivasan, Convener, Jewellery Panel Committee, GJEPC as well as other jewellers and Council staff from the region. They were joined by P.V. Jose and K. Kuriappan, Chief Patron and President of the Jewellery Manufacturers Association, Thrissur.

Industry body, Gem and Jewellery National Relief Foundation (GJNRF) will be coordinating sustained relief and rehabilitation programmes along with GJEPC and other trade bodies.

Pic caption: GJEPC team distributing emergency relief kits to flood affected persons in relief camps in Kerala