COVID-19 has imprisoned us – our todays are all about the lockdown, shutdown and slowdown. We are the privileged minority; our homes stuffed with essentials for the lockdown, our friend the internet aiding our social distancing, our reserves equipped for emergencies. Outside the boundaries of our quarantined fort, lies the battlefield where the underprivileged fights daily for bread. Introduce a pandemic and they become collateral damage.
About 285 million Indians fall below the national poverty line, some of who include daily wage workers. With means to their income shutdown, it is not just their daily bread that is at stake. It leaves their nutrition and immunity at stake too. The marginalised sections of our societies are hit the hardest in times like this. What comes to the fore today is the solidarity of the social workers working tirelessly on the ground, attempting to reach such vulnerable groups.
The entire non-profit ecosystem has joined efforts collectively to reach out to people who are most exposed to the current situation. We at Lakshhya Society is working to serve in District Aligarh, Kasganj and the effort seen on the ground is commendable. Like, true guardians, they are leaving no stone unturned to reach out to the needy.
While are working on the ground level. Following strict protocols and yet risking their health, social workers are on the field every day combating the spread of novel Coronavirus. They are conducting door-to-door awareness camps to make people vigilant and to inform them about preventive measures.
Lakshhya Society is supporting people with masks, sanitizers, Dettol, rations and other supplies. Health drives are also being conducted door-to-door to inform and ensure proper nutrition and good hygiene practices.