Showing posts from July, 2020

Delhi-NCR SSM Team Provide Trunks for People Rendered Homeless by Heavy Rains

The heavy rains that lashed the capital this monsoon led to the collapse of 15 Jhuggis in Anna Nagar in Central Delhi, rendering 86 of their inhabitants homeless. These included 17 men, 36 women and 33 children. The families could barely escape with their lives as an overflowing drain bore away most of the houses in July. Officials shifted them to a roadside camp opposite the World Health Organisation building near the Income Tax Office on the Outer Ring Road, before moving them into an empty school. An SSM team visited the camp and saw that while food and bare essentials were looked after, the meagre possessions that they had regularly got stolen since they had no storage space. The team managed to procure 12 trunks with locks for the families to safely and dryly keep the documents and belongings that they managed to salvage, even as their petition for housing pended in court, extending their period of uncertainty. The trunks were handed over on the 28th of August with the help of fu

SSM Delhi-NCR Serves 295 Families in Ninth Round of Dry Ration Distribution

  As India’s Coronovirus counts inched towards the million mark and NOIDA imposed a total lockdown for weekends till the end of July, requests for dry rations started coming in to SSM volunteers from different Jhuggi clusters around the area. The team tried to meet all the requests it received by supplementing its own stock with donations in kind from Satsangis , neighbours and friends. In the sultry monsoon heat, the Delhi-NCR SSM volunteers distributed 295 ration packs over five days from the 6 th to the 10 th of July depending on the requests received and the donations that came in. One hundred and thirty two ration packs were distributed in Sector 135 and 18 in Sector 94, where most tea sellers and other street vendors who cater to offices in the latter sector stay. The police has asked them not to operate as of now. Another 145 packets were distributed in Jhuggi clusters in three different locations in Sectors 92, 93 and 93b. Weary, teary-eyed people sat outside police chowkis w