The idol makers of Kumortuli had been spending time in uncertainty for the last two months. With no order for the upcoming Durga Puja, the artisans did not know how they were going to manage through the year. In a situation like this, one of the human rights organisations came forward to help the artisans and their families with food and grocery items. Arup Mukherjee, a human rights activists, said that due to the nation-wide lockdown, thousands of people are living in extreme poverty and pain and it is our duty to help these people.
More than 150 families at Kumortuli have received food items from them. “This will help us manage for a week. But what after that? However, something is better than nothing,” said one of the artisans.
Source: Times of India