Art of Living providing trauma relief in China

June 3rd, 2008 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Bangalore, June 3 (ANI): As part of its service to society, the Art of Living Foundation, which is headquartered here, is providing trauma relief to the quake hit in China.
The foundation said that so far over 15000 survivors have benefited from its mediation and counselling programs. The Art of Living is using the broadcast medium for maximum outreach in quake torn China.
Talking to ANI in Bangalore, Mamta Kailkhura, Press Secretary of the Art of Living, said that this was the first ever effort by the Art of Living Foundation to help the survivors of earthquake-hit China to overcome the trauma.
According to Mamta, volunteers were offering relief at the trauma relief drop-in centre that has been established by Art of Living.
Volunteers of the Communist Youth League are the coordinating agency for search and recovery of victims.
Thousands have already benefited from Art of Living relief operations. Schools, victims of the earthquake, (including children), psychiatric doctors, volunteers searching for missing people are among the many that have benefited from the trauma-relief programs.
The faculty of the Chengdu Paotongshu Primary School and over 240 personnel of the Sheraton, Intercontinental and the Kempinski Hotels are some of the others who have undergone the workshop.
The Art of Living also provided much-needed medical supplies for the Field Disaster Hospital of the German Red Cross Society.
The first phase of relief operations saw free distribution of medicines and immediate relief material. When combined with emotional healing, the result is more holistic. (ANI)

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