Kolkata, March 26 | West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wrote to her counterparts in 18 states requesting them to provide basic shelter, food and medical support to migrants workers from Bengal who have got stuck at their place of work due to the complete lockdown in the country to prevent spread of COVID 19.
“Due to complete lockdown in the country for the COVID 19 pandemic, many Bengal workers could not travel back and are stuck at different places. We have information that many such workers who are ordinarily residents of Bengal are stuck in your state too,” Banerjee said in identical letters to the chief ministers of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Telangana, Karnataka and others.
Banerjee said her administration was getting SOS calls from the stranded workers.
“They are generally in groups of 50-100… Since it is not possible for us to reach any help to them, I take this opportunity to request you to kindly ask your administration to provide them with basic shelter, food and medical support during this period of crisis,” she added.
Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.
Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. 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. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”