Member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are extending all help to the victims of the Kollam temple tragedy
. They are not only distributing food and water bottles but are also donating blood for the injured undergoing treatment at the hospitals.
These two photographs show RSS volunteers lining up for donating blood outside the Trivandrum Medical College.
Many are praising the RSS workers on social media for having stepped in to alleviate the pain of those who suffered in Kollam’s Puttingal temple fire.
Volunteers of the organisation have been reaching out to victims since morning of April 10. They have actively participated in the rescue and relief efforts
along side the Indian Navy, the Air Force and other government organisations.
RSS workers help in the removal of dead bodies and treatment of the injured. RSS/Facebook
A temporary help desk set up by the RSS workers for the victims of the Kollam temple fire tragedy. RSS/Facebook
But this is not the first time RSS workers were spotted helping disaster victims.
Volunteers were previously seen assisting in the rescue and relief efforts during the Kolkata flyover disaster.
RSS workers are seen assisting the Indian Army in the rescue and relief efforts. RSS/Facebook
This is a scene from the Kolkata flyover rescue and relief operation. RSS/Facebook
And were widely praised for their relief efforts during the 2015 Chennai floods.
While the state government did little to nothing for the victims, RSS workers waded through the waters to provide succour. RSS/Facebook
RSS workers were seen distributing food to victims of Chennai floods. RSS/Facebook
Even the Tamil Nadu state government had been criticised for its inaction during the Chennai tragedy, when almost the entire city was submerged in water due to incessant rains that killed almost 500 and left around 1.8 million displaced.