The pandemic coronavirus has driven India into a state of confusion. Healthcare workers are battling this epidemic in unity, the history and treatment strategies of which are still uncertain. One cannot deny, however, that this epidemic’s unimaginable existence has prompted its citizens to take a united stand in fighting this pandemic.
Deepalaya is a New Delhi-based
organization with programs being introduced throughout northern India. The
group is committed to improving the lives of children in disadvantaged
circumstances. They agree that community understanding is the path by which
empowerment, capacity building and social change can be accomplished.
Deepalaya believes that battle against this novel disease cannot be won unless we accept shared responsibility, although this seems a little challenging as the high population density affecting a large part of the population living in rural villages and urban slums runs a high risk of being affected by the spread of the virus due to community transmission.
Deepalaya continuously trying to provide ears to hear out their worries and understand the day-to-day situation of Daily Wage Laborers. We provide them with the best-suited remedy and ensure that they are safe and healthy. With the assistance of Give India, Australian High Commission and Zomato Feeding India, We are working relentlessly towards doing its part in providing relief to underprivileged people by providing them with dry rations and helping them financially by giving 7 thousand to the families of urban slums and 5 thousand to the rural. The Ration kit consists of essential items such as rice, dal, spices, flour, hand wash, soap, gloves, sanitary napkins, biscuits, etc. to these families to maintain both health and hygiene.
Dinesh Kumar Pal was working with a construction company before coronavirus was declared as a pandemic and before the government announced complete lockdown. He worked as a supervisor and kept track of stock on site. The company tried to pay 50% of the salary before closing its operations completely.
Collective Responsibility is Essential
Apart from his own children, Dinesh looked after the family of his brother, who is unemployed since long. The family has a special child also. At this particular point of time, when they were struggling to make arrangements for essential commodities, it was hard to take care of the kid. His parents too needed medication. Our teachers tried to help restore mental peace by counselling the parents and also helping the child remotely. But what brought respite to the family was the money they got from Deepalaya. Thanks to the support extended by GiveIndia.
A story like these inspires us to work relentlessly for the communities who are most vulnerable due to this global crisis. Without the assistance of such dedicated grassroots level staff and out supporters Deepalaya wouldn’t have succeeded in distributing ration or help financially to the families of daily wage labours.
A circumstance such as a coronavirus pandemic demands that we all come together to help the most vulnerable to tackle the challenges beside ourselves. Deepalaya aims to bring all the communities together in this battle against an unseen enemy through collective effort through awareness and support.