The lockdown in the nation continues to hamper the life of the poor and the marginalized. Thousands of people are left without food and shelter. The Hindu Nationalist Organisation, Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) has now come forward to help the poor. One such incident was seen in Maharashtra’s Samba.
The plight of the daily wage workers, migrant laborers, and the people in the marginalized section of the community continues even though the government has announced some relief packages. There has been a serious dearth of food, shelter and medicinal protection for the poor to safeguard themselves from the Coronavirus outbreak.
RSS Distributes Food to Migrant Workers
On Thursday, the locals of Maharashtra’s Samba where there is a huge population of daily wage workers witnessed food distribution from the RSS volunteers. The volunteers were also seen providing masks. One of the locals said,
“We are following the orders of the government. Despite that, there are a lot of problems for us, especially for the poor and daily wage earners because, as you know, there is practically no work. Today we saw a group of RSS volunteers who distributed food and masks. We don’t see them as RSS or something. We see them as humans because if somebody helps others it is only because of humanity.”
The RSS volunteer also spoke to the media and said,
“There is only one aim of our organization and that is to help the needy and get them out of their problem. Like here, people didn’t have ration so we helped them with that. For all other problems also, the organization is with them. We gave them masks and educated them about social distancing.”
India has entered the last week of the 21-day lockdown that was announced on the 24th of March. Despite the lockdown, India has seen a steep rise in the number of coronavirus cases. The number of positive cases crossed 6,000. The number of deaths has reached a total of 184. 569 people have successfully recovered. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with over 1,200 cases and they have also tested the highest number of people. Tamil Nadu is a close second at around 700 cases.