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COVID-19 pandemic: Social organisations provide food to needy

COVID-19 pandemic: Social organisations provide food to needy
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Mumbai, Mar 23 (PTI) Various social organisations and

NGOs have come forward to provide food to daily wagers,

homeless and other people affected by the curfew imposed in

Maharashtra in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

Some Sikh community members have been organising

''langar'' (free kitchen) at a gurudwara in suburban Mumbai

since last two days.

Besides, some NGOs distributed food packets to

homeless people at Kalyan and Dombivali in neighbouring Thanre

district on Monday.

The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Students'' Islamic

Organisation of India and some other organisations also

distributed around 1,000 food packets to people in the last

two days in Madanpura, Jogeshwari, Andheri, Oshiwara, Kurla

and Vikhroli areas of Mumbai and Mumbra and Kalyan in Thane.

Volunteers reached out to people affected by the

lockdown, especially daily wagers, and provided them food.

On Monday afternoon, food packets were provided in

Anna Nagar to truck drivers who were working in the city and

did not have lunch.

Some volunteers of Jamaat-e-Islami, Alliance Against

CAA-NRC-NPR and Memon community members provided lunch in the

last two days to daily wagers who were stranded at the Kurla

terminus while waiting for trains to return to their home

towns.

A similar help was extended by the Jamaat-e-Islami to

the needy in various parts of Vikhroli as well as slum

localities near Hiranandani, Powai.

In Kalyan, nearly 10 social organisations have joined

these Mumbai-based NGOs, who plan to provide around 600 ration

kits to the needy families.

The volunteers have been taking necessary hygiene

precautions by wearing gloves and face masks and using hand

sanitisers during food distribution.

"We feel that as human beings, it''s our responsibility

to help the most vulnerable amongst us in their time of need.

We appeal to all citizens of Mumbai and Thane to join in

our efforts. We also request the state government to put in

place a safety net for those who have lost work during the

lockdown," Jamaat-e-Islami''s Mumbai president Haseeb Bhatkar

said. PTI ZA VT

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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