Oman Air to take aid to Kerala

MUSCAT, Aug 18 – The Sultanate’s national carrier Oman Air has been carrying essential supplies for the people of Indian state of Kerala, which has been ravaged by rain and flooding. “This is an effort to support Kerala and its people who are closely associated with the airline and the Sultanate,” said Abdul Aziz al Raisi, CEO of the national carrier. The airline will be carrying 100 kg of essential goods on its Trivandrum sector in association with the local media fraternity. Meanwhile, help is reaching the state from several quarters.

For instance, efforts by groups of different nationalities, including Omani citizens, has ensured the supply of essential goods for people of the state. In a show of solidarity, they collected food, clothes and other household goods at several points across the country. Indian expats collected provisions and other essential supplies and despatched them through carriers and courier companies to the state. Housewives too chipped in by mobilizing essential items. “We, a group of housewives, collected hundreds of kilos of food and clothes as well as other necessary items to be sent to Kerala,” said Bushra Sidhique, a homemaker.