TSUNAMI : Kanyakumari District

Project Brief:
Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)
Primary Focus: vocational training (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Cleveland
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: DP Prakash
Project Partner(s): Chandravel R. K
Other Contacts: K Murthy
Project Address: , No,22 Beemesawar Nagar, 4th Cross street, Mudichur,,Chennai,
TAMIL NADU  600048
Tel: 9840937779
Stewarding Chapter: Cleveland
May 2005ToledoUSD 1163
May 2005ToledoUSD 1256
Apr 2005YaleUSD 2400
Dec 2005ClevelandUSD 6130

Total = $10949

Kaniyakumari District is situated at the Southern most tip of Indian Peninsula. The coastline extends over 68km and is almost regular except for some points and land projecting into the sea at Kaniyakumari.

As Kanniyakumari occupies unique place among the tourist centres of India where water of three seas namely the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the most important pilgrims centres in India.

A massive sea earthquake measuring 8.5 on the Richter Scale struck the coastal village of Kaniyakumari district on 26.12.04 between 9.00 am to 10.00 am. Due to the formation of TSUNAMI tidal waves incalculable damage is caused to both lives and properties in the 33 coastal belt villages. Since the disaster hit the district soon after the grand festivity of Christmas and Suchindrum car festival most of the children and tourist from all over the country who came to Kaniyakumari became prey of natures most devastating furies.