The current state of lock-down is a way to battle the COVID-19 virus. Many would agree that it is a fight for the preservation of human civilization as whole. But another battle exists simultaneously – the fight for those who may die of hunger much before infection from the virus.
We all know that a significant section of India’s population falls below the poverty line. Its unorganized workforce is made up of people who form the backbone of the economy but receive little protection or benefits. It goes without saying therefore, how the lives of migrant labourers and daily-wage earners have been completely disrupted by the state of lock-down. To forget them in this time of utmost distress would be an act of selfishness indeed.
Keeping this in mind, we, the students and alumni of various universities across West Bengal have formed teams under Quarantined Student Youth Network to extend a helping hand. These teams operate on a local basis by surveying the requirements of daily-wage earners and other marginalized people in specific localities and providing the same to the best of our abilities. We are trying to raise as much funds through crowd-funding as possible to change the situation in our small way.
Account Name: Manmatha Roy
Bank Name: Allahabad Bank
Account No: 50460012395
IFSC No: ALLA0210631
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