Srinagar Based NGO Serves Daily Essentials To People During Coronavirus Pandemic

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 PandemicAmid Coronavirus crisis, a Srinagar-based NGO, Serving Nations is serving ration kits in six districts
Highlights
  • NGO Serving Nations started its fight against Novel Coronavirus on March 11
  • NGO is distributing free Essential Eatable Family Kits in 6 districts of J&
  • Serving Nations has provided ration kits to over 3,000 families

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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World

17,66,30,634Cases
5,80,25,717Active
11,47,82,895Recovered
38,22,022Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,66,30,634 and 38,22,022 have died; 5,80,25,717 are active cases and 11,47,82,895 have recovered as on June 16, 2021 at 3:30 am.

India

2,96,33,105 62,224Cases
8,65,43247,946Active
2,83,88,100 1,07,628Recovered
3,79,573 2,542Deaths
In India, there are 2,96,33,105 confirmed cases including 3,79,573 deaths. The number of active cases is 8,65,432 and 2,83,88,100 have recovered as on June 16, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,24,773 7,652

1,41,440 8,982

56,69,179 15,176

1,14,154 1,458

Karnataka

27,77,010 5,041

1,62,303 9,859

25,81,559 14,785

33,148 115

Kerala

27,48,204 12,246

1,12,792 1,456

26,23,904 13,536

11,508 166

Tamil Nadu

23,78,298 11,805

1,25,215 11,669

22,23,015 23,207

30,068 267

Andhra Pradesh

18,20,134 5,741

75,134 4,879

17,32,948 10,567

12,052 53

Uttar Pradesh

17,03,207 270

7,221 890

16,74,072 1,104

21,914 56

West Bengal

14,68,044 3,268

20,046 1,125

14,30,949 2,068

17,049 75

Delhi

14,31,498 228

3,078 148

14,03,569 364

24,851 12

Chhattisgarh

9,88,172 609

11,717 943

9,63,113 1,544

13,342 8

Rajasthan

9,50,133 172

5,619 848

9,35,658 1,006

8,856 14

Odisha

8,59,526 3,405

44,358 3,436

8,11,780 6,799

3,388 42

Gujarat

8,21,078 352

8,884 658

8,02,187 1,006

10,007 4

Madhya Pradesh

7,88,649 224

3,610 331

7,76,424 528

8,615 27

Haryana

7,66,357 228

3,703 374

7,53,584 564

9,070 38

Bihar

7,17,949 410

4,360 412

7,04,075 813

9,514 9

Telangana

6,06,436 1,556

19,933 528

5,82,993 2,070

3,510 14

Punjab

5,89,153 628

10,802 1,111

5,62,701 1,691

15,650 48

Assam

4,66,590 3,415

41,184 475

4,21,378 2,906

4,028 34

Jharkhand

3,43,793 184

2,646 416

3,36,058 596

5,089 4

Uttarakhand

3,37,449 274

3,642 266

3,26,822 515

6,985 25

Jammu And Kashmir

3,08,726 715

12,407 1,125

2,92,114 1,830

4,205 10

Himachal Pradesh

1,99,197 321

4,050 382

1,91,737 691

3,410 12

Goa

1,63,048 327

4,175 231

1,55,926 548

2,947 10

Puducherry

1,13,192 355

4,668 279

1,06,828 629

1,696 5

Chandigarh

61,200 40

486 21

59,917 58

797 3

Manipur

61,096 785

8,744 301

51,354 476

998 8

Tripura

60,385 536

4,886 65

54,870 596

629 5

Meghalaya

42,759 450

4,430 99

37,579 542

750 7

Arunachal Pradesh

31,938 290

2,849 40

28,934 326

155 4

Nagaland

23,854 101

2,972 229

20,423 327

459 3

Ladakh

19,649 38

552 20

18,898 57

199 1

Sikkim

18,659 209

3,239 67

15,136 273

284 3

Mizoram

15,899 268

3,637 45

12,191 312

71 1

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,473 9

61 2

10,408 7

4

Lakshadweep

9,297 61

484 36

8,768 96

45 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,280 11

105 4

7,049 15

126

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  1. Kasey Callahan

    How can I contribute to this NGO in it’s noble cause? If the account details could be provided.

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