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Bhatnagar Hands Cheques For West Families

Bhatnagar Hands Cheques For West Families
Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar with Manik Kumar and his family in Yako, Nadi. Photo: Salote Biukoto
April 24
11:00 2017

 

Three families received a $1000 cheque each from the Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar.

Ms Bhatnagar helped three different families whose houses were completely destroyed by fire, recently.

The families were thankful for the assistance.

The first cheque was given to Police officer Pravin Kumar who resides with his family in Bala Steet, Varadoli in Ba. The family lost their five bedroom house which was completely destroyed by fire in March. The Fiji police in Ba has stepped in and provided quarters to shelter the family.

The second victim was Samsum Nisha of Vakabuli, Paipai in Lautoka. The flat in which she was residing was completely destroyed by fire, in October last year.

The third recipient was Manik Kumar of Yako, Nadi who lost his four bed-room house by fire in January, this year.

At the time of the visit Ms Bhatnagar voiced her sympathy for the loss towards the families.

Meanwhile, a young family of seven who are left homeless after a fire destroyed their home at Reservoir Road in Nawaka, Nadi earlier this month is pleading for assistance.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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