Cyclone Fani might have left the shores of Odisha, but now is the time to put together the countless broken pieces of life and existence that were left behind. The Art of living is committed to this cause. With its dynamic volunteer base and extensive outreach in Odisha, the volunteers of the organization have initiated mass scale relief operations to offer support to the affected in this hour of distress. Even before the cyclone hit, The Art of Living volunteers in places like Dhenkanal district put their efforts together with the administration to help evacuate people to safer places.
Cyclone Fani which sped at a speed of 200 km/hr has been termed as the most destructive cyclone since 1999. Ever since the cyclone hit landfall, the Art of Living volunteers has been working to actively support the relief efforts of the Odisha Government for removal of debris and other physical obstacles like trees, etc. In Cuttack, the volunteers are tirelessly working in collaboration with the Cuttack district administration for distribution of food and relief materials and creating awareness about health, hygiene, and sanitation. In Puri, specifically in Jasuapur and its nearby villages, our volunteers have joined hands with the administration under the mission ‘We Care, We Share’ to help with relief activities. Kitchens have been operational in several places across the state like Sipakuda, Arakhakuda, Satapada, Delanga and cooked food has been distributed to people in many other places. In Satapada area, our kitchens are providing food at nine different locations with the active help and support of AMURT (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team) as per the advice of th