UPES alumnus distributes masks, sanitisers and ration kits in remote areas of Dholpur, Rajasthan

Narendra Singh Rajawat, from the 2013-17 batch of B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, distributed essentials including hand-made masks and sanitisers in remote areas along with his classmates. It was done in view of the residents’ limited access to essentials during these unprecedented times

Considering the current scenario of Coronavirus outbreak and the post-lockdown situation, the need for protective gear such as facemasks assumes utmost importance for the common people. However, a section of the society remains grossly deprived of even the necessities in this hour of need.

Narendra, who is an alumnus of UPES and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Dholpur, Rajasthan, along with his classmates, felt the need to make basic amnesties available to the underprivileged. Quoting his inspiration Mother Teresa, Narendra said, “If you can’t feed hundred people, then feed just one.” He added, “Please, at least feed one stray animal around your residence or home.” He along with his friends made two different teams to facilitate the distribution of necessary items.

“We focussed on providing essentials for protection from the contamination of COVID-19 among the daily wage workers, vegetable sellers and traffic police on duty and others who could not afford the protective gear. We have distributed over 200 kits and 200 handmade masks. We are equipped with 2000 handmade masks to be distributed in the coming days”, said Narendra.

The idea to distribute masks and sanitisers to the disadvantaged section of the society initiated through an informal WhatsApp group. “I offered my home to be used as a store to stock essentials for facilitating the distribution. It was essentially aimed at helping those who could not receive any Government help due to inaccessibility such as the migrant workers from different states,” Narendra informed.

The efforts of this young group of boys have been highly appreciated by the traffic police and the District Magistrate of the Dholpur district, Rajasthan. The local and regional newspapers, too, have covered the story extensively.

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