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Srinagar Based NGO Serves Daily Essentials To People During Coronavirus Pandemic

During the coronavirus crisis, Srinagar based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Serving Nations is providing ration kits called Essential Eatable Family Kits (EEFK) to people for free

Srinagar Based NGO Serves Daily Essentials To People During Coronavirus Pandemic

New Delhi: During the coronavirus outbreak induced lockdown, with each passing day, 25-year-old student from Srinagar living with his mother, two sisters and a younger brother saw his family running out of basic essentials like wheat, salt, oil, and others. The family had no source of income as 25-year-old’s mother, the only breadwinner of the family, who used to run her house by teaching in a private school, was out of a job; the school was closed. While the family was trying to make ends meet, Serving Nations, a Srinagar based non-governmental organisation (NGO) came as a ray of hope.

Through social media, I got to know about the NGO Serving Nations providing Essential Eatable Family Kits (EEFK) to people during the coronavirus crisis. I contacted them and immediately the team provided us the EEFK consisting of essentials items including spices, oil, wheat, rice, said the 25-year-old student while speaking to NDTV.

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25-year-old’s family is one of the over 3,000 families Serving Nations has extended a helping hand to during the coronavirus pandemic. On March 11, NGO Serving Nations initiated its fight against COVID-19 by kick starting a campaign aimed at creating awareness about the coronavirus pandemic. With the crisis looming large, the NGO decided to step up its efforts and begin relief and rehabilitation work. Elaborating on the same, Mustafa Nazir, Founder and Chairman of Serving Nations, said,

We work in the field of education, women empowerment, health, social issues and others. Considering the current situation, we decided to start a relief programme in Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama, Budgam, Bandipora, and Baramulla.

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As part of the relief programme, any individual can reach out to the NGO and request for ration kit titled as Essential Eatable Family Kit (EEFK). The kit consists of eight basic items – rice (10 kg), wheat (5 kg), edible oil (1 litre), salt (1 kg), sugar (1 kg), red chilli powder (half kg), turmeric (half kg) and Nutri (half kg). The kit is expected to help a family for 15 days and once the ration is exhausted, the family can request for another kit.

Talking about how the team identifies beneficiaries and delivers EEFK, Yasmeena, District President, Anantnag at Serving Nations said,

Usually people contact us through social media and as and when we receive a request, our volunteers physically verify the applicant and then deliver the EEFK. Apart from this, we have a good number of active volunteers in various local areas and it is their responsibility to identify people.

While distributing the EEFK, the volunteers ensure they are clad in personal protective equipment (PPE) and practice social distancing.

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This way, as on May 31, the team has helped 3,486 families residing in six districts. Going forward, the plan is to cover over 4,000 families. Along with this, the NGO has distributed over 28,000 face masks, personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and other protective gear among health workers and other frontline workers. The NGO has conducted various fumigation and sensitisation activities in more than 90 villages.

The team plans to continue with its efforts including the distribution of protective gear and sanitisation activities. And start a helpline which will be connected with various concerned departments for quick and immediate responses to COVID-19 queries.

Signing off, Mr Nazir shared what motivated him and the team to contribute to society even during a lockdown and said,

It is our commitment to serve the people with our best efforts and especially when the entire world is blanketed by this threat. Also, seeing the needs of some families who could not even express their miseries motivated us to come forward and help.

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3,26,71,167Recovered
46,85,562Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,81,49,892 and 46,85,562 have died; 19,07,93,163 are active cases and 3,26,71,167 have recovered as on September 19, 2021 at 3:52 am.

India

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3,32,1588,481Active
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In India, there are 3,34,48,163 confirmed cases including 4,44,838 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,32,158 and 3,26,71,167 have recovered as on September 19, 2021 at 2:30 am.

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State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,18,502 3,391

51,472 530

63,28,561 3,841

1,38,469 80

Kerala

44,88,813 19,325

1,81,411 8,084

42,83,963 27,266

23,439 143

Karnataka

29,67,083 889

15,783 205

29,13,713 1,080

37,587 14

Tamil Nadu

26,43,683 1,653

16,893 50

25,91,480 1,581

35,310 22

Andhra Pradesh

20,37,353 1,174

14,653 144

20,08,639 1,309

14,061 9

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,652 9

193 2

16,86,572 7

22,887

West Bengal

15,61,014 728

7,967 41

15,34,406 757

18,641 12

Delhi

14,38,469 41

404 3

14,12,980 44

25,085

Odisha

10,19,621 695

5,929 689

10,05,564

8,128 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,042 28

332 14

9,91,150 42

13,560

Rajasthan

9,54,246 8

102 2

9,45,190 10

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,715 13

143 11

8,15,490 24

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,386 6

97 12

7,81,772 18

10,517

Haryana

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323 0

7,60,580 6

9,808

Bihar

7,25,881 10

65 0

7,16,158 10

9,658

Telangana

6,63,281 255

5,148 75

6,54,230 329

3,903 1

Punjab

6,01,236 30

316 7

5,84,453 23

16,467

Assam

5,97,709 365

5,063 102

5,86,856 465

5,790 2

Jharkhand

3,48,114 3

74 20

3,42,907 23

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,376 21

282 0

3,35,704 20

7,390 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,773 152

1,479 39

3,21,878 113

4,416

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,813 174

1,610 30

2,11,554 142

3,649 2

Goa

1,75,414 123

771 40

1,71,351 81

3,292 2

Puducherry

1,25,384 128

924 5

1,22,631 122

1,829 1

Manipur

1,18,261 140

2,180 92

1,14,251 228

1,830 4

Tripura

83,840 31

367 37

82,665 67

808 1

Meghalaya

79,325 119

1,876 76

76,075 192

1,374 3

Mizoram

79,171 1,104

14,456 161

64,456 938

259 5

Chandigarh

65,176 4

35 1

64,323 3

818

Arunachal Pradesh

54,060 32

461 44

53,328 76

271

Sikkim

30,893 54

728 28

29,786 82

379

Nagaland

30,840 60

491 20

29,696 39

653 1

Ladakh

20,702

109 0

20,386

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

1 4

10,665 4

4

Lakshadweep

10,356

6 1

10,299 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,598 2

14 0

7,455 2

129

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