Sonada, 19 March 2020 – A group of college students and faculty teamed up with a local NGO to distribute relief supplies to people in seven areas of Sonada town.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of Salesian College Sonada led by Asst. Prof. Mr. Samip Sinchuri of Sociology Department distributed food grain and other consumable items among indigent families of different villages in Sonada area.
The families receiving the relief were the ones who were most hard hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown and were amongst the most deprived people in the area.
These initiatives under taken by NSS in association with All India Nepali Scheduled Caste Association, Sonada Branch benefitted 14 families.
“The objective of the programme was to reach the poorest of the poor in the villages and distribute supplies in Ramitay, Munda Busty, D.B. Road, Saraswati Dara, T. N. Road, 11th Mile and Gorabari,” explained NSS Darjeeling Nodal Officer Mr Samip Sinchuri.
Mr. Sinchuri added “We tried to identify poorest of the poor indigent families of this area who have been hit the hardest due to the outbreak of Corona Virus and the ensuing lockdown. In the initial stage we have been able to provide supplies to 14 families but in the upcoming days we are also trying to identify and reach out to more such needy families.”
“It was a great experience to come forward to serve the community and to distribute relief supplies to the needy in the times of lockdown.” added, President of Salesian College Student Council and B.Com final year student Mr. Bikash Agarwal of Sonada. END