Death Toll in the Kutch region was 12,300
Bhuj, which was situated only 20 km away from the epicenter, was devastated. Considerable damage also occurred in Bhachau and Anjar with hundreds of villages flattened in Taluka of Anjar, Bhuj & Bhachau
Over a million structures were damaged or destroyed, including many historic buildings and tourist attractions. The quake destroyed around 40% of homes, eight schools, two hospitals and 4 km of road in Bhuj and partly destroyed the city’s historic Swaminarayan temple and historic fort as well Prag Mahal and Aina Mahal.
42 Days of untiring Service to the Earthquake affected Gujarat
The memory Of the terrible quake that struck Gujarat on January 26, 2000 is vividly etched in the minds of the nation. When the angel of death swooped upon thousands Of innocents, houses crumbled like castles of sand. The disorder and chaos, the mangled and crushed bodies and the wails and travails of those who survived, is a tale so distressing that words arc rendered speechless.[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”4″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]
Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan led from the front – to console and heal, and put meaning into the lives of the survivors . A scientific survey and a systematic aid operation followed.
In 42 villages, ration depots were setup, thousands of tents were erected and over 1 lac blankets distributed. The Dera achieved the unique distinction from amongst the innumerable organizations from all over the globe to reconstruct the first village and also demonstate the first urban prototype of a quake resistant house. Guru ji was accompanied by no less than 5000 volunteers whilst several times the number waited in Sirsa for their turn[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”5″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]