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Techies take up relief works in Nagapattinam

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Last updated on: January 01, 2005 17:58 IST

Several groups of young software engineers from Bangalore and Chennai have arrived at various parts of Nagapattinam district to carry out relief operations.

These groups, comprising professionals, both men and women, from companies like Wipro, Infosys, Accenture, AdventNet, Xerago, arrived on Friday night. They have brought with them generous contributions of their fellow employees to help those affected in the district, the worst-affected in Tamil Nadu.

Oe group of eight young men working in top software companies in Bangalore was seen enquiring about the needs of the victims.

The young men have done a lot of homework before plunging into relief operations. They have collected details about the places that have been worst-hit. They have also consulted service organizations that had offered services in Gujarat during the earthquake.

With all these inputs, they are armed with statistics regarding the magnitude of the devastation, which enable them to decide on areas that need urgent help.

Meanwhile, bankers, architects and media professional are also joining these teams on Saturday. And they will be celebrating the New Year by serving humanity.

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