Distribution of essential items for needy continues in J&K UT

Beneficiaries posing for photograph after receiving relief material from Art of Living Jammu Chapter.
Beneficiaries posing for photograph after receiving relief material from Art of Living Jammu Chapter.

COVID-19 Pandemic

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 30: Amid outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the distribution of essential items among the needy continued in different parts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
BJP workers distributed ration among 300 families of 5 inaccessible Panchayats namely Sartingal, Bheja, Butla, Katyara-Sharekhi and Sehri of Bhadarwah in District Doda in presence of working committee member Advocate Manjeet Razdan and District Vice President Sanjay Saraf. Bhadarwah Municipal Committee Vice President Rishi Kotwal, Mandal Pradhan Yudhvir Thakur and Sarpanch Parveen Jaryal were also present on the occasion.

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Global spiritual and humanitarian organization, The Art of Living has sent relief in the form of essential items for about 50,000 daily-wage earners from Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha who were working in Jammu and live around the slum areas in Channi Himmat, Channi Rama, Narwal, Railway Station, Trikuta Nagar, Gandhi Nagar and Nanak Nagar areas. More relief material will be sent in the next round of dispatch next week. In all, the target is to distribute about 50 tonnes floor, 25 tonnes rice, 10 tonnes pulses, biscuits and rusks. The Art of Living has dispatched the first batch of 12 trucks with 108 tons of food material to be distributed to families of daily wage earners in four States also.
SHO Police Station Manjakote Inspector Manzoor Kohli along with his team distributed mask, sanitizers and hand wash bottles collected from DPO Rajouri among the needy persons. The distribution was done under the supervision of SSP Rajouri Chandan Kohli.
SHO Ramgarh Inspector Chaman Gorkha distributed food and ration items to poor and needy people of village Trutah Morh.

BJP workers distributing ration among needy persons in Bhadarwah. —Excelsior/Tilak Raj
BJP workers distributing ration among needy persons in Bhadarwah. —Excelsior/Tilak Raj

Traffic Police and Jammu Kashmir police distributed food among labourers at Nagrota.
Nations Development Association (NDA) volunteers distributed relief material in Bishnah, Lalyana Chorli (P.S Pura), Hasley Chak and Pandorian Brahmana area. Chairman NDA Sushil Singh Charak along with volunteers namely Sunil Kumar, Nitin, Aditya Gupta and Rohit were present on the occasion.
Shiv Shakti Samiti Vijaypur distributed ration among poor people. On the occasion, Chairman of the committee Rishav Thappa, General Secretary Ankit, Avinash, Sanjay Gupta and Shubham were also present.
Members of MD Banday Memorial Society Poonch distributed packets of dry food items to the migrant labourers and other needy persons in Poonch town. General Secretary of the Society Er Saleem Banday, Ajeet Singh, Kuljeet Singh, Tanveer Banday, Imran Shah, Liaquat Banday, Waseem Raja, Jagjir Singh, Mohammad Rafiq, Sohail Imtiaz, Waqar Hussain, Imtiaz Ganai and Sajid Imtiaz were also present on the occasion.
Principal Government High School Nichala Thara Bhadarwah Firdous Wani along with Mohammad Alyas (Teacher) and School employee Mohammad Yaqoob Khan visited village Madsoo, Sarna, Udrana, Gatha and Lagsaroo and distributed food grain to atleast 170 students of the school.

Army serving cooked food among children and labourers.  —Excelsior/Aabid Nabi
Army serving cooked food among children and labourers.
—Excelsior/Aabid Nabi

Youths from Barnai namely Balbir Singh, Nakul Gupta and Chattar Singh distributed relief material among the labourers who are living in Jhuggies in Barnai and adjoining areas.
Uplona 52 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion under the aegis of Hyderbeg Sector Headquarters distributed cooked food to labourers who hail from other parts of the country and have got stranded in Baramulla due the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 40 members including men, women and children of eight families, were provided with cooked food.
Sabre Brigade of Rising Star Corps organized multiple activities including provision of medical and humanitarian assistance in vicinity of Ratnuchak. The daily wage workers were distributed hot meals and food packages provided to a large number of migrant labourers and their families, camping in areas adjoining cantonment area in Ratnuchak. They were also assisted by provision of hand sanitizers and masks.
Asha Kiran Welfare Society Janipur Colony distributed ration items to more than 100 slum dwellers in Ward Number 37 Janipur Housing Colony, Jammu. The society also distributed pamphlets to the people to create awareness about social distancing and sanitization. On the occasion, Dr JP Gupta, Chairman, Sunil Vaid, Pawan Gupta (Rajshree), Vijay Gupta, Harichand Sharma, Pawan Gupta, Ravinder Sharma and Dr Vikrant Sharma, President of the society were present on the occasion.
Councilor Ward Number 35 of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Yashpal Sharma (Mantoo) along with BJP supporters distributed ration items among the migrant labourers in Janipur area.
Shivalik Brigade of Tiger Division distributed food to the needy migrant labourers, in the areas of Transport Nagar and Sainik colony.
Tejas Ek Pahal Foundation (NGO) team led by Chairman Akash Parihar, Ajay Singh Katoch, Karamveer Singh, Jugnu Aryan and Shiv Pandit provided daily need items to the needy persons.
RSS Swayam Sevaks distributed the relief material in the city among the Muslim community in the presence of RSS Nagar Karyvah Ajay Bharti and Muslim community’s leader Sohail Kazmi and other Muslim senior citizens in the areas adjoining to the Residency Road, Tehsil Road and near the Masjid. RSS Mahanagar Sangh Chalak Surender Mohan Gupta was also present on the occasion. RSS’s distribution teams also distributed relief material among the poor and needy families in the districts of Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri, Poonch, Kathua, Reasi, Samba and Kathua. The work of sanitization has been started by the Swayam Sevaks in the rural as well as town areas.
Seva Bharti Sankat Mochan Dal distributed biscuits and tea among the security forces men who are performing their duties during the ongoing lockdown in the city and outskirts.
Yudhvir Sethi, J&K BJP Vice President distributed ration and relief material among needy in Old City area of Jammu city. BJP East Mandal President Parmeen Kerni and BJP leader Sudhir Anand were also present on the occasion.
A social worker Amardeep Singh came forward for a noble cause and distributed the ration among the needy people and some slum dwellers. During the distribution of ration the councilor of Ward No 8 Samba Rajni Sambyal was also present.
Office bearers of Youth Congress distributed food items among needy children in Jammu.
Youth Congress team of Kishtwar led by Firdous Mingnoo, State General Secretary Youth Congress J&K distributed cooked food among hundreds of needy people in Kishtwar District.
Ration distributed by District Youth Congress Vice President Jammu Urban Nisha Sharma among the neddy persons in Digiana area of District Jammu.
Convenor of Human Right and Social Justice Commission Rekha Rajput distributed ration to around 100 daily wagers who are facing hardship in the ongoing lockdown in Chinore, Roop Nagar, Shakti Nagar and Rajpura areas.