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MESSAGEBOARD - TSUNAMI RELIEF WORK BY BLUE YAMUNA VOLUNTEERS IN INDIA

To all members and Patrons of the Yamuna Foundation for Blue Water:

To post a message to the message board..please send an e-mail to:

yamunariver at msn dot com , subijoy at msn dot com

and your message will be posted in this Msgboard soon.

Monday, January 17, 2005 10:10 AM

----- Original Message -----

From: Subijoy Dutta

To: raj2468 at comcast dot net Raj-new Rajaram ………….

Cc: snmengineering at yahoo dot com

Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 10:10 AM

Subject: Re: More supplies sent - Blue Yamuna Team members have requested for more supplies.

Hi Everyone (special attn: Mr. Mootha):

I have sent a package last night via Global Express Mail of US Postal Service (Tracking No. EC 103 901 837 US) containing the following to Mr. Mootha's address in Chennai (expected to arrive by Jan 22nd or so, Jan 17 is a Federal holiday in US). The pictures (see link below the signature line and click for full screen view ) from the  village of Kitchankupam, Nagapattinum, TN, India. It will tell you the story of the help rendered and show you a window of tsunami devastation there.

1.  Potable Aqua Iodine and Taste-Neutralizer Tablets  -  6 pack (25 litres Drinking Water capacity/pack)
Item 406032

Potable Aqua Iodine and Taste-Neutralizer Tablets -

2.

SweetWater® Purifier Solution (6-Pack, 300 litres Drinking Water capacity/pack)

MSR's SweetWater® Purifier Solution is a chlorine-based purifier solution that provides simple and fast virus protection..

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

1.      Take One liter of Filtered (ceramic or any other) water, if Available.

2.      OR take Well water and let it settle for 4 hrs and pour one liter of settled water from the top of the container into a Clean (cleaned with hot/boiled water after every use) bottle.

3.      Add 5 drops of SweetWater Purifier Solution to each liter of filtered/settled water,

4.      Mix well for at least 10 seconds

5.      Wait 15 minutes.

6.      The treated Water is now ready to drink.

About SweetWater Purifier Solution
With SweetWater Purifier Solution as a key component, the SweetWater Purifier System meets stringent EPA standards and inactivates 99.99% of waterborn viruses and eliminates over 99.9999% of all waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of common protozoan parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium

This is Dependable and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered and proven to be effective.

Total capacity Sent = 1950 or about 2000 litres against the request of 500 litres (1000 tablets) from the  village Kitchankupam, Nagapattinum, TN, India.

Mr. Mootha/Diplu/Justin: Please acknowledge receipt of this e-mail.

Subijoy.

Subijoy Dutta, P.E.,
1496 Harwell Ave.
Crofton,MD 21114-2108; 

PS: See the pictures sent by Justin/Diplu at http://dipludutta.tripod.com/waterpurification/

----- Original Message -----

From: Perry Mehta Perry Mehta

To: yamunariver at msn dot com ; Raj

Cc:

Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 11:22 AM

Subject: RE: Blue Yamuna Team members reached Nagapattinum and have requested for more supplies.

Hello Mr. Dutta:

If you can arrange the tablets, ASEI will be more than happy to arrange and take care of the cost of shipping to India.

Let's communicate.

Thanks,

____________________________________________
Perry Mehta
President
Multi Solutions
(A Div. of FutureNet Group,Inc.)
13160 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, Michigan 48375
Phone: (313) 345-5900 * Fax: (313) 345-6911

From: Subijoy Dutta

To: Raj Rajaram

Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 2:39 PM

Subject: Fw: Blue Yamuna Team members reached Nagapattinum and have requested for more supplies.

Thanks, Raj and others for your wishes....

....I got a call this morning (Sat. Jan 15) at 5:38 AM and picked up our small radio/Alarm clock and started to bang it to stop...and then realized it was the phone ringing...and there was Diplu saying "...are you sleeping..."  "..well go ahead.." I replied...Diplu started then ".....we arrived at 5 AM (IST) at Nagapattinam, South India and went to the committee for offering the water purification tablets, when the committee suggested that we should go to the next village to the south, Kenchakeppam?, where 700 people died.  They drink water from the water well and they desperately need to have germ-free, bacteria free water.  We went to that village, met with the village committee president, showed them what we brought, and demonstrated the purification method with 2 tablets from bottle 1, and subsequent polishing method using tablets from the yellow-capped bottle no. 2.  There were two engineers there who work in Malayasia but have families here in this village.  They took over the task of purification of this water, and will distribute 25 liters of drinking water per family they said.  The supplies are not enough. Could you send 1000 more tablets, both bottle 1 and 2?". 

I replied "..still trying to pronounce properly, Kenchakeppam, right?, Okay, Diplu, I'll try to send that as quickly as possible to Mr. Mootha's address in Chennai".

 Diplu said thereafter "talk to Justine".. Justine Baruch from Denver Colorado, Ken Brakken's daughter, Hollie's friend, who is just 23, has a sincere desire to help and came forward. I told her on the phone to be very careful about her drinking water and any food that she takes...She said that she has a portable water pump, which makes clean and safe drinking water, and she is carrying that with her.  "Great! I said and keep up the good spirit..."

Anyway, I'm running behind because of some of the pre-commitments this morning which I'm about to finish and then run to REI or some other store to buy the supplies and arrange shipping to Mr. Mootha.

Mr. Mootha:  I'll send a note later today with the status.  Thanks for the two e-mails, I saw them this morning.

Subijoy.

PS:  Please check the message board (especially Diplu, and Justine), which has detail map of the area now at: http://yamuna.sdutta.tripod.com/msgboard.htm

Subijoy Dutta, P.E., 1496 Harwell Ave.
Crofton,MD 21114-2108; Ph:410-7217706; web: http://yamuna.sdutta.tripod.com/tsunami3.htm

Source: Spaceimaging.com

Source: Mapsofindia.com

----- Original Message -----

From: Raj Rajaram

To: Rajendra Mootha; Subijoy Dutta, Jaga Devi, Perry Mehta

Cc: Diplu Dutta

Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 1:28 PM

Subject: Re: Blue Yamuna Team members reached Nagapattinum and have requested for more supplies.

Thanks for a great job well done.  May God bless you all.

Raj

----- Original Message -----

From: Rajendra Mootha

To: Subijoy Dutta, Jaga Devi, Perry Mehta

Cc: Raj Rajaram

Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 4:42 AM

Subject: RE: Blue Yamuna Team members reached Nagapattinum and have requested for more supplies.

Dear Subijoy,Perry, Rajaram

Hello!

I just received a phone call from Diplu from Nagapattinum.

They have reached and have met the collector of Nagapattinum and the President of a small village. They have shown them how to use the water purification tablets and the local residents are very happy with it and have requested for more supplies. As per Diplu another 1000 tablets of each type is required. Please do the needful and send them to Chennai and I will have it couriered to the collector.

Subijoy please call Diplu on his mobile at the earliest.

Regards,

Mootha

Jan 10, 10:59 PM IST

From:diplu dutta

Venkatesh SUBIJOY DUTTA ;Shravan KumarShravan Kumar-2 ; brij khandelwal ;Brij Khandelwaal ;snm engineering Shovan DasguptaHirok Bhattacharya

Cc:Venkatesh DuttaPratyush Sinha-kaizen ; pratyush sinhaen, Brakken ; Raj-new Rajaram Ram Koduri ; Ron Kaese Henry Ahn, Dennis Haag ;malaBilek, Mike A.S. , Narayana ; Arindam Purkayastha, Kumar K Das, Lisa Baden ;Priya RanjanPushpa morolia, Rabijyoti Bhattacharya, Sumit Dutta ; Yamuna River

Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 10:59 PM

Subject: Re: Tsunami Relief Package Delivery

Thank you Venkatesh. I'll inform you ASA I receive the package.

Regards,

diplu.

----- Original Message -----

From: Venkatesh

To: SUBIJOY DUTTA ; Shravan Kumar ; Shravan Kumar-2 ; brij khandelwal ; Brij Khandelwaal ;

Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 4:32 AM

Subject: Tsunami Relief Package Delivery

Dear Subi:

A courier pack has been sent to Diplu's kolkata add today by Blazeflash Courier (Consignment No.: 1225311/10 Jan 2005) by Mitaljee.

Diplu: Please ensure the delivery..it should come to you by tomorrow. Blazeflash phone no at Kolkata is 24543405/3406.

Due to some urgent work, I am not been able to volunteer my physical help on-site, but I pray to Almighty for their early rehabilitation...

kind regards,

Venkatesh Dutta

09891483850

----- Original Message -----

From: diplu dutta

To: Rajendra Mootha ; SUBIJOY DUTTA ; jaga devi

Cc: Perry Mehta - SWE ; Raj-new Rajaram

Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 12:50 PM

Subject: Re: Blue Yamuna Team members reaching Chennai jan 14 for tsunami releif.

Dear Mr.Mootha,

thanks.

It was nice to talk to you. I'll try to extend my tkt.up to Villuparam JN. and let you know

tomorrow.  Train no; 6803. Coach no- S9 Berth 10 and 13. Tkt No: 21609 163

Mr.Subijoy dutta is still trying to help with some more releif materials and let us know.

Regards,

diplu.

Date/Time (IST or GMT): Jan 10, 12:12 AM IST

TO:                Mr. Mootha

FROM:   Diplu Dutta

Dear Mr.mootha,

Will have handy baggage and won't have much problem to transfer. Justine will reach tomorrow

Kolkata and  will call you after she arrives.My cell will be on then.

Regards,

Diplu.

Date/Time (IST or GMT): Jan 9, 10:09 PM GMT

TO:                Perry Mehta/Mootha, Diplu et al.   

PRIORITY:  XX Urgent,  Relevant

FROM:   Subijoy Dutta, P.E.,
Ph: 410-721-7706; Fax: 410-721-6265, e-mail: subijoy at msn   dot com
See web:  http://yamuna.sdutta.tripod.com/tsunami3.htm

MESSAGE: 

Dear Perry:

Your initiative has lead us to this great platform to be able to extend the assistance that we are so eager and keen to provide.  As the old saying goes..."Men proposes God disposes...God proposes and it happens"  The second part is my interpretation of events that lend itself to a happening.  Anyway,  I'm sure Diplu and Justine will find a very reliable and convenient support and path to extend the assistance to provide safe drinking water to about 50 families per day, for about 7 days...that's our goal. 

I'll be checking to see if we can send more to cover for a longer period.  The main issue is to locate a friend who is traveling to India within a week to send the supplies along.  Fedexing has two problems- shipping cost plus custom/etc. clearance issues.

Anyway, please communicate all possible details whenever you all get a chance. 

Mr. Mootha/Diplu et al.:  I have set up a messageboard for the Tsunami. Please check the website:

http://yamuna.sdutta.tripod.com/msgboard.htm

frequently to get updated on the latest information/direction/messages.

Any one of you can send a message as Follows:

Date/Time (IST or GMT):

TO:                   

PRIORITY:  Exremely Urgent, Urgent, Somewhat Urgent, Relevant

FROM:   Provide your e-mail address and Mobile and landline numbers

MESSAGE:  Avoid large (>400 words) messages

COMMENTS: Short comments

Send that to me in the above format, and I’ll upload the messages received  between 5:30 PM – 10:00 AM IST within 2-3 hrs; and ones received  between 10:01 AM – 5:29 PM IST within 6-8 hrs .

Clear and redundant (repeatitive) communications are always helpful in these sort of emergency relief operations. So, ensure that you have the message trail tagged below your reply and always reply to all concerning this Tsunami relief.

Subijoy.

----- Original Message -----

From: Perry Mehta

To: SUBIJOY DUTTA ; jagadevi at md2 dot vsnl dot net dot in ; diplu dutta ; Rajendra Mootha

Cc: Perry Mehta - SWE ; Raj-new Rajaram ; Justine Baruch

Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2005 2:53 PM

Subject: RE: Blue Yamuna Team members reaching Chennai Jan 14 for tsunami relief.

Hello Everyone:

I am very glad the connections have been made very well.

I needed to introduce everyone to start with, however, everyone is now on the same page.

Mr. Raj Mootha is very good friend of mine and very active business leader in Chennai. Also, very actively involved in community activities on volunteer basis. He is our liaison for Solar Water Energy Projects in Chennai.

Mr. Subijoy Dutta is very well renowned environmentalists, he works for US EPA and also provides consulting environmental services to India. He is very deeply involved in Blue Yamuna Project.

Please go ahead and offer whatever assistance you may to each other, as all of us are looking forward to provide humanitarian help to Tsunami relief activities.

Let me know, if I can be of any assistance.

Thanks,

____________________________________________
Perry Mehta
President
Multi Solutions
(A Div. of FutureNet Group,Inc.)
13160 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, Michigan 48375
Phone: (313) 345-5900 * Fax: (313) 345-6911

-----Original Message-----
From: SUBIJOY DUTTA
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2005 12:04 PM
To: Jaga Devi, diplu dutta; Rajendra Mootha
Cc: Perry Mehta - SWE; Raj-new Rajaram; Justine Baruch
Subject: Re: Blue Yamuna Team members reaching Chennai jan 14 for tsunami releif.

Dear Mootha Saab:

They will be carrying a very small package containing :

  1. US FDA approved Water Purification Tablets (22 small bottles, fits in 6"H x 9"W x 12" L Box)which makes the water safe and drinkable and rids that off of any germs or bacteria.  These supply is adequate to provide 50 families (avg. 4/family) with drinking water only for about 6-7 days.  However, the trained volunteers have to prepare the water and give them initially to ensure the quality and safety.
  2. A few 2-liter bottles (empty) and possibly some dry food for their own consumption.

Hope this clarifies the concern...and 20 minutes should be enough time for them two make the transfer of train. 

Diplu should call Mr. Mootha and discuss the issue.

Subijoy.

Subijoy Dutta, P.E., 1496 Harwell Ave.
Crofton, MD 21114-2108
Ph: 410-721-7706; Fax: 410-721-6265
See web:  http://yamuna.sdutta.tripod.com/tsunami3.htm

P.S: Thank you very much for your prompt responses.

----- Original Message -----

From: Rajendra Mootha

To: SUBIJOY DUTTA ; jagadevi   at md2   dot vsnl dot    net d0t in ; diplu dutta

Cc: Perry Mehta - SWE ; Raj-new Rajaram

Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2005 8:52 AM

Subject: Re: Blue Yamuna Team members reaching Chennai jan 14 for tsunami releif.

Dear Dutta,

Hello!

This is Mootha.

What exactly is the purpose of your relef work.

Are you carrying any Food, Clothes, Medicine for the relief work.The reason why I am asking this is as you will have to change trains at Villipuram to go Nagapattinum and the time available will be 20 minutes at Villipuram and you will have to cross platforms to get into the other train. With a lot of baggage it will be difficult and we need to plan it accordingly.

Your reply will help me plan every thing smoothly for you.

Regards,

Mootha.



SUBIJOY DUTTA wrote:

Thanks, Mr. Mootha.  I knew that there was some gap somewhere.  Anyway, now that we are all on the same page...please note down the following:

Names/Ages:

Mr. Sucharit (Diplu) Dutta - Age 48

Ms. Justine Baruch - Age 24

Phone/Contacts:

Diplu/Kolkata - 033-2514-1043

Mobile: 98308-50737

Hope this helps.

Diplu:  Please go ahead and buy Rs.1,000 worth of Phone cards prior to leaving Kolkata, and you have to set up roaming (receiving calls) prior to leaving Kokata on the 13th, just before you board the train.  Use the funds from the check that is coming to you in the package sent through Mr. Nikhil Mallampalli to buy the mobile cards. 

Subijoy.

Jan 9, 2005, 8:09 AM EST US (18:39 hrs IST)

Subijoy Dutta, P.E., 1496 Harwell Ave.
Crofton, MD 21114-2108
Ph: 410-721-7706; Fax: 410-721-6265
web:http://snmengg.netfirms.com

----- Original Message -----

From: Rajendra Mootha

To: SUBIJOY DUTTA ; jaga devi ; diplu dutta

Cc: Perry Mehta - SWE ; Raj-new Rajaram

Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2005 7:49 AM

Subject: Re: Blue Yamuna Team members reaching Chennai jan 14 for tsunami releif.

Dear Dutta,

Hello!

This is Mootha from Chennai.  98410-24260 (mobile)

Please do not worry about any thing. Your tickets to Nagapatinum will be done and I will pick you from Chennai Egmore Station. 

Please give me your mobile phone number or your coach number.

My phone number is  98410-24260 and can be reached on this number any time. No problem.

On 11th our association RYA Metro is leaving to Cuddalore with 3 tonnes of food and other materials and relief work is going on in full strength and still much is required.

Will see you on the 14th.

Regards,

Mootha.

----- Original Message -----

From: diplu dutta

To: moothaa at  yahoo dot  com ; jaga devi

Cc: subijoy dutta

Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 11:43 AM

Subject: reaching Chennai for tsunami releif.

Dear  Mr.Mootha,

Myself with Justine Baruch reaching Chennai for Nagapattinam on Jan.14th by TCP Express .

If you kindly let us know the next available train or bus to Nagapattinam on the same day

Or next will be convinient for us with other relevant information ASAP please.

Regards,

Diplu

Diplu Dutta project Co-Ordinator
352/3 M. B. Road
Birati,Kolkata-700051

India
Ph:
(033)2514 1043 ; 98308-50737 (mobile)