Over 100 days, four “Langar on Wheels” have been moving beyond the walls of Gurdwaras around Kolkata and outside providing cooked food to nearly 9,300 people daily. In this effort, they have been able to feed over a million people since the lockdown came into effect on March 25.
“Amidst the fight against coronavirus, sharing and caring is the need of the hour. Since the outbreak of the virus we have been on the streets first feeding people with a pledge that no soul shall sleep hungry in Kolkata during such extraordinary situation”, said Satnam Singh Ahluwalia, general secretary of Behala Gurdwara and chairman of IHA Foundation. Sources said special kitchens were set up to cook food with all safety precautions.
Volunteers reached out to people with food and other essentials like tarpaulins, medicines and dry ration in Sunderbans, Diamond Harbour, Nagendra Bazar, Indira Pally, Khalpar, Adaldarpara, Kapathat, Bishnupur, Howrah, Bakhrahat and other places in South 24 Parganas.
The effort also caught the attention of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. KMC chairperson Board of Administrators (BoA) Firhad Hakim has appreciated the efforts of Behala Gurudwara for their relief work.
Source:Times of India