To: All the generous hearted people of Canberra
Chennai, and the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India, have been hit for the past month by unrelenting rain in a once-in-a-100-year devastation, with 490mm pouring down on one such day. Gushing and rising waters mixed with sewage and rotting carcasses have flooded homes all around the city, leaving a trail of death and destruction.
This is Chennai's darkest hour, but the city and its citizens have proudly risen to the mammoth challenge of helping its poor and the homeless - irrespective of caste or creed. Chennai - we salute you, for standing up, with quiet dignity, for all that is good and noble, and becoming a shining beacon of hope in these troubled times.
Let us also do our bit for our desperate people, in their time of need, in this, our season of giving. Please come and support the Vegetarian Food Fair at the Mawson Temple – 86 Mawson Drive, Mawson on 19 Nov 2015, 11am to 3pm