The Covida 19 pandemic hit the economically weak strata of society hard. Day labourers, homeless people and migrant workers still find it difficult to get their own daily meals. At such times, it is the non-governmental organisations that ask for help. The Satsang Seva Mission is such an initiative of the Satsang Foundation (TSF), which makes it possible to distribute ready-made meals and other relief items to the needy.
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In the first days after the announcement of the blockade, a number of migrant construction workers appeared in front of the entry settlement in Neussa and claimed that they had not eaten for several days. A member of TSF living in the colony has trained and fed a group of about 15 of his families. After TSF was informed of this situation, dry rations were organized for the workers living in the area, says Sri M., founder and social reformer of TSF: While the government led by the Prime Minister is working around the clock to address the situation, solutions to such serious situations can only be found through cooperation and active participation of the public.
Sri M., the founder of the Satsang Foundation, urges people to help the needy in seclusion.
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While the government led by the Prime Minister is working around the clock to address the situation, solutions to such serious situations can only be found through cooperation and active participation of the public. – Sri M, social reformer.
Following the fight against the Covida 19 crisis, the Fund provided personal protective equipment (PPE), masks and disinfectants to medical staff. And the volunteers of the foundation in Delhi received several cloth masks, made by advanced tailors who are currently unemployed after receiving surplus fabrics from exporters. Approximately 400 conventional three-shift masks were also provided to cancer patients in overnight centres outside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
In addition, NGOs have undertaken a number of activities for the benefit of mankind. Bela Mahendra, Executive Secretary of TSF in Delhi Kendra, added: We distributed 470 food parcels in four weeks in Neud and Gurugram and provided AIIMS, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and Dane Dayal Upadhyay Hospital with various N95 and three-layer masks. Approximately 8,000 people were also provided with a dry meal at a shelter for the homeless in Yamuna Pushcha. We currently distribute 10,000 fabric masks throughout the city to families with daily needs, slum dwellers and the homeless. We have also received a request to provide a dry ration to 500 homeless rickshaws.
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But you can’t fight this pandemic alone. That is why Sri M. calls on everyone to help each other to cope with the current situation in which a blockade is needed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It would be a good idea to help the less privileged understand how to protect themselves and to reassure them that this will happen. You can complement these activities by joining forces in all possible ways, including financing [supporting] projects in the best possible way. It is our nation, and it is our duty to protect it and promote its well-being.
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