Srinagar: At a time when Jammu and Kashmir is battling the second wave of COVID-19, two social organisations: The Ark Group and Shamsul Huda Education and Research Trust (SHERT), have joined hands to help the poor sections of the society during the lockdown period.
Under their initiative ‘Help The Needy’, a food kit distribution drive was carried out from May 6 to 12 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The purpose of the drive was to reach out to the weaker section of the society and provide them with basic food items for their survival during the lockdown period,” said Sheikh Owais, CEO of The Ark Group.
Kits containing oil, spices, tea, pulses, salt, sugar, biscuits and other eatables were distributed among the families with low or no income. In addition, sanitary items including hand sanitisers, masks, soaps, detergents and dish wash bars were also distributed among them.
“The help was not limited to kits, we also provided cash assistance to the selected families with the worst financial conditions,” said Chairman, SHERT, Syed Hidayat Bukhari.
He said that it is moral as well as a religious obligation upon us to look after the needy in these tough times.
“Our prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has always taught us to help needy, orphans, widows and the poorer sections of society,” he said while appealing to everyone to come forward and take initiatives of helping poor and needy people in their respective areas.
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