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Unity and peace through,the Language of Flowers and Seeds.

Jan 26, 2011

 

 Unity and peace through, the Language of Flowers and seeds.

Last year Pakistan was hit by worst flood in it history. It affected round about 130 million people and a death toll was more than 2000

 The worst hit area of the country   Sibi in Balochistan. Rajanpur in Punjab, Dera Ismail Khan and Noshera in  Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Gilgit and Neelum in Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.The severity of the flooding caused enormous damage to the country’s infrastructure in both rural and urban areas. Entire settlements of mud-brick houses were swept away, major bridges collapsed; it destroyed homes, businesses, infrastructure, roads and everything else in its way.
 The United Nations  rated the floods in Pakistan as the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history with more people affected than the South-East Asian tsunami and the recent earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti combined.

 When I wrote few blogs about this devasting flood on this site, members asked me how they could help.

I sugested , that they can help by sending seeds through post which I would deliver to the affected farmers.
 I never expected that I would get such a huge response .This remarkable site of Kitchengardeners.org became a platform for reaching out people in distress.

 My post was soon  overwelmed by seed donations. With each box I received I felt  the genuine warmth  and  affection of people  who have sent these donation .

I tried my best to reciprocate, and deliver with same affection and enthusiasm.
 In November last year I received a big consignment from sustainableSudbury.org
Sustainable Sudbury is a chapter of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) and is dedicated to raising environmental awareness and sponsoring sustainable, earth-friendly activities in its community and beyond.

Recently I handed over seeds sent by this organization to Farhana Azim president of Floral Art Society at fund raising meeting held at Serena Hotel Islamabad,  in aid of flood affected people. These seeds would be sent to far flung area along with other items in aid of flood-affected farmers.

. Floral art society of Pakistan is the most prestigious society of this country. It’s a registered society and also a member of member of NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arranging Societies of Great Britain), and WAFA, the World Association of Flower It is a non-profit NGO.Beside promoting floral Art it is also involved in helping out the poor and down trodden.

This year Floral Art Society of Pakistan under its dynamic president Farhana Azim, organized a number of events in Islamabad to raise funds for the flood-affected people. The theme of this fund raising is

Unity and peace through,the Language of Flowers.

The collective affords of members of kitchengardeners.org, Sustainable Sudbury.org and Floral Art Society (Islamabad Chapter)  in aid of flood-affected people is a true depiction and example of

“Unity and peace through The Language of Flowers and seeds.”

http://imranhkhan.com/2010/12/12/unity-and-peace-through-the-language-of-flowers/

 

 

 

 

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