Coronavirus-news December 7, 2020
3 disabled men from Rajasthan step up to create awareness about disabilities by doing the right thing
As part of the Rajasthan government’s ‘No Mask, No Entry’ campaign, three disabled men from Rajasthan who are part of NGO Narayan Seva Sansthan stitched 8500 masks and 500 PPE kits which were given off for free to those who needed them. A venture done on International Disabilities Day, organizers hope to create awareness about disabilities in the society through this initiative.
As part of International disabilities day on 3 December, numerous events were held to raise awareness about disabilities in society. Three disabled people from Rajasthan Bansi Lal Meghwal, Rajendra Kurmi and Vikram Balai who are part of NGO Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) stepped up to do a kind deed during the pandemic. They stitched and distributed 8500 masks and 500 PPE kits in order to spread awareness about Covid-19, a pandemic that has gripped the world.
Raising awareness for the right cause
Rajasthan is one of the worst affected states from Covid-19 virus. As number of infected people and death toll rises, the kind deed of all three men with disabilities deserves appreciation. Part of NSS that works towards empowering disabled people, all of them are into sewing jobs. Meghwal, Kurmi and Balai hails from Jaipur and Udaipur and did the venture as part of the ‘No Mask, No Entry’ campaign of the Rajasthan government.
All three of them unanimously says, “NSS has given us a great opportunity to create and spread awareness about Covid”
For Meghwal, Kurmi and Balai, doing something for the society has added more delight and happiness to their lives. As they distributed masks, there was widespread cheer and excitement when people came forward to collect them.
Narayan Seva Sansthan reaches out during a pandemic
Prashant Agarwal, President of NSS says, “Persons with disabilities have pre-existing health conditions that makes them more susceptible to the virus. In order to create an awareness on how dreadful and deadly Covid can be, three individuals from NSS decided to take a step forward. We aimed to distribute 10,000 masks and PPE kits, free of cost, in surrounding area in Jaipur and Udaipur among the poor and needy.”
He further added, “This mask distribution also aims to create an awareness on how badly the virus has been affecting disabled community. We were excited to see an overwhelming response from the citizens of Jaipur and Udaipur where some of them even brought in their own clothes to stitch masks. We are happy to contribute and also want to urge society to be more acceptable towards disabled people.”
In the past 9 months NSS has distributed over one lakh food and ration kits, over 77,000 masks and also conducted 483 campaigns for the distribution of artificial limbs.
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