Covid-19 Lockdown: Guwahatians Come Forward to Help Needy
GUWAHATI: With India being on a 21-day lockdown to fight the novel coronavirus, many people have been left stranded.
In Guwahati, several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught.
From distributing food to providing masks and sanitisers to contributing funds, many Guwahatians have come forward in the fight against the virus.
For instance, Makhan Bhog, a city based restaurant has been serving approximately 1500 people everyday with healthy food prepared at their kitchen.
"Our aim is to feed the needy during these times of crisis. We shall continue feeding them until lockdown lasts," Dhruv Arya, the owner of Makhan Bhog told G Plus.
Similarly, a beverage company Naucera has provided food packets to 75 families in various villages of Assam. These food packets contain 5 kg rice, 2 kg dal, 2 kg potato and 1 litre mustard oil.
"Most of our employees are from villages near Guwahati. I made a budget and asked them to help the needy in their respective areas and so they did. I urge other companies to also take up similar steps," Vipal Jain of Naucera stated.
Other companies, religious communities, NGOs and individuals have also taken up similar steps during the lockdown to feed the elderly, the poor as well as the street animals.
The Assam police have also taken up such initiatives. Along with the district administration, they have been helping citizens have of Guwahati serve the poor.
Among other organizations that have contributed to the cause are Raju Dresses, Gauhati Commerce College Alumni Association, Vishwaratna Hotel, and Royal group.