New Delhi – Association for Social Service and Rehabilitations of the Aged (ASSRA) a New Delhi based Non-governmental organisation is proving food packets to migrant workers in the different parts of India
In a statement NGO said, “We began helping people out of curiosity. We prepared dry food packets and we came across different groups of people who had started moving on feet, their cycle, scooty or whatever mode of transportation was arranged. They were mostly labour class, carpenters who had left their place of work to move to their native homes. Some of them had been forced out of their rented homes by owners because of spreading corona cases and lockdown.”
“We also engaged with some of the friends for distributing prepared food to such travellers and even locals who had not been able to arrange food for their family. The part which affects the most while meeting needy people is listening to their stories and compulsions. After some time, when there was a control over their movement of people, some calls started dropping where people began asking for food materials,” the statement added.
“This made us start a helpline number for people who needed groceries and basic food items. Handling people from across several states over past 8-10 days has been quite an experience. We started working from Jharkhand, Odisha and Delhi, extending our reach over Jammu, Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, chhatisgarh, Tamil Nadu. We are expanding our services with your need. What stands true after everything is that, these times would pass for sure; but they’ll leave all the stories, struggles and satisfactory smiles behind,” the statement said.
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