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COVID-19: Mask Making & Food Distribution by Divyangs
  27 May'2020

Help, what does this word mean? This does not mean giving alms to someone only when it is suitable for you, it does not mean keeping a count of the times you have helped someone but it means to give support to someone who needs it from the bottom of your heart and its origin should be empathy that you feel for others. Once Mother Teresa, who is known all over the world for her acts of kindness said that “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love”


It does not always matter how much you can help others, but the intention is all that counts. Not many people are privileged to help others on a big scale, but still, they do their best. They contribute even the little ways they can and that shows the goodness and humbleness present in their heart. When a disaster occurs, such people stand out from the others. The people who have a golden heart does not care about the circumstances, but still, try to provide help in ways he can. Let us see how the people with special needs or Divyangs are helping the people during these dire times of the Coronavirus pandemic.


The sudden outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic sent the whole world into a whirlwind. Countries got a high amount of COVID-19 infections and many people died. Keeping this in mind, the Government of India announced a nationwide lockdown. This was a vital step in putting brakes on the infection rate. But this sudden announcement, though necessary, came as a huge burden on the whole nation. All workplaces, except the essential sector, came to a standstill and people were told to stay indoors as the deadly virus started to spread rapidly. Transportations stopped, so people were unable to move from one place to another. So, people were both out of work and were unable to go home. The people who suffered most because of this situation were the migrant workers.


India has a huge number of people who have moved out of their home town to bigger cities in search of jobs and survival. These people most fall under the poverty line and so faced major problems when all workplaces and transportations got stopped. Neither were they able to earn to feed their bellies and that of their family nor were they able to travel back home where they have, they can survive by doing little farming. This puts them into a lot of trouble. Seeing their grave situation, various NGOs, and other groups came forward. They provided them with free food for survival. Among these groups, several people have disabilities. These people are the flag bearers of humanity.


We all know how difficult the life of people with disabilities is, the special needs they have, and the various special equipment they use so that they can the normal things like other people. These people did not let their special needs hold them back while doing this great service towards mankind. They helped the poor people who were suffering because of the situations around them and helped in their survival. This coronavirus pandemic has caused a huge number of causalities which keeps on increasing each day. The infections have been increasing by more than 5000 people every day for the last couple of days. But one must remember, however bad conditions we are in, it could have been much worse if the lockdown were not implanted and people did not follow social distancing.


The coronavirus has proven itself to be a highly communicable disease, so people were instructed to stay at home at all times. Because of the communicable nature of this virus, there was a sudden and huge requirement of masks and gloves. People started to wear masks so that, if they are infected, they do not infect the other person and it also protects them from getting infected from others.

 

Studies have said that, if both an asymptomatic patient and a normal person comes in contact and both are wearing masks, the probability of the non-affected person getting the virus is exceptionally low compared to the other situations. This urgent need of masks among people came as a huge burden for the mask makers, so various people joined hands to overcome from this situation. So, Divyangs also came forward and provided valuable help in making masks available to the normal public. People with Disabilities are helping us in Corona Relief Seva in preparing food that helps our NGO volunteers 'NSS Mitra' in Free Food Distribution during COVID-19 Lockdown.


The origin of help should always be the love at the bottom of your heart and empathy that you feel towards the person you are helping. Then only will your act of help be of divine importance. Our Divyangs have shown what humanity truly means. They provided Free Masks and Free food to the hungry and poor to keep everyone safe. These acts have truly glorified all the human race.


At Narayan Seva Sansthan, we have always worked hard to provide a better life for people with disabilities. We give them a purpose to live and the tools so that they have a fruitful life. During this coronavirus pandemic, the NSS has played a small part in helping the people in need.

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