Corporate honchos, NGOs help coronawarriors in Noida

With rising cases of Covid-19 in Noida, a number of corporate honchos and NGOs have come forward to help the corona warriors. With distribution of food for needy to masks, face shields and PPE kits, the corporate bosses and NGOs are doing their bit to help the police, medical staffers and administration in times of crisis.

A group of corporate bosses donated 200 face shields to police and a dozen PPE kits to sanitation workers who are going inside containment zones.

Rahul Lal – who heads the NGO Anugrah Foundation formed by corporate hotshots of Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram – said the donations of safety kits to the police and medical staff was a little contribution to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

“While people like us are working from home or may be going to air conditioned offices, these policemen, doctors, medical staffers and sanitation workers are on the frontline of the war against coronavirus pandemic. All of us need to do our bit to help them fight strong and stay safe. We will continue providing more safety kits to the corona warriors,” said Lal, who is also a senior DGM with a corporate firm.

Ajit Menon, director with a private firm and founder member of Anugrah Foundation, said, “We can not just sit at our homes and let corona warriors fight alone. We are not only distributing masks and shields but also feeding the daily wagers who have lost their livelihoods. We have so far distributed dry monthly ration packets to over 350 families and vowed to not feed them till they get their jobs back.”

In the meantime, Noida police and NGO Voice of Slum are working together to feed daily wages labourers across the city. The founder of Voice of Slum, Dev Pratap Singh Chauhan said that with the help of police the NGO has prepared and deliver over five lakh meals.

“We are getting donations from Donatekart and the police is helping us identify the areas where the meals are to be distributed. Also, we have sent dry ration to over 2,000 underprivileged families in Noida. We are also distributing masks, hand sanitiser, face shield among other items to the corona warriors,” said Dev.

Ranvijay Singh, Additional DCP, Noida, said the police is trying to help all those who have lost their livelihoods during the lockdown.

“We are trying to feed as many hungry as we can. Many organisations and NGOs are also trying to help them. We will not let any person sleep hungry in the city. Anyone can call police if they find hungry people,” said Singh.

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