Showing posts from June, 2021

Travel Sustenance Packs to Homebound Migrants on Shramik Express

This project was in continuation to a prior project we had done for homebound Sharmik Express passengers in May, where in we had distributed 200 travel packs.   As the last few Shramik Express trains leave with homeward bound migrants, we had contacted both Delhi and Noida Administration and Police to provide us information on the next scheduled departures.  On June 6, Delhi Police apprised us about a Shramik Express train scheduled to depart at 8 pm from Anand Vihar Railway Station the same day.  We swung into action immediately and by 5:30 pm, with 250 packs in hand, we navigated the Noida Delhi sealed border and reached the police station at Anand Vihar Railway Station in New Delhi. Passengers were being bused by the Delhi government to the railway station and with the help of the police, at the bus stand, we distributed 250 packs containing Poha (1/2 kg), Sattu (1/2 kg), Roasted channa (400 mg), Jaggery (250 mg), glucose biscuits (4 packets), juice (2 boxes of Frooti), and a bar of

Dry Rations for Migrants and Families of the Differently-Abled in Gondi Colony, Coimbatore

The Satsang Seva Mission team at Coimbatore had received a request from a local NGO called Sanskriti Foundation to provide dry rations to the inhabitants of a local slum s ituated in Gondi Colony. Since the sudden imposition of the lockdown and the surge in COVID cases during April 2021, several migrants and families of the differently-abled were suffering immensely and required immediate relief. The team members distributed dry ration kits consisting of rice, lentils, spices, and refined oil to 250 families on the 5th of June, 2021 in spite of the strict lockdown protocols. The migrants received their dry ration kits in an open arena while the families of the differently-abled received them at their homes. The recipients were immensely grateful for the swift response of the SSM team in addressing their dire need.