The 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break the human-to-human transmission chain of the novel coronavirus has severely hit people employed in the unorganised sector who earn daily wages.Several members of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and other Hindu nationalist organisations have been helping affected people overcome this crisis.
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While BJP President JP Nadda had announced at a party meeting that workers will bring food to the plates of more than five crore needy people across India during the lockdown, the RSS has launched a nationwide campaign to help them.Apart from distributing food packets to the poor, the swayamsevaks have also been arranging handwashing facilities, reported Times Now. Notably, washing hands is one of the most effective ways of avoiding contraction of the highly contagious novel coronavirus.
Food packets distributed by RSS Swayamsevaks in various parts of Dhar district and Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh). pic.twitter.com/VPGD5mQRwD
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In Bengaluru, Bajrang Dal members prepared food for on-duty security personnel and also organised a blood donation drive. They have also been giving out food packets to rickshaw drivers and labourers whose livelihood has been affected.
ज़रूरत मंदों के लिए
2000 “मोदी किट”-राहत सामग्री
200gm each,lal mirch,haldi,sarso, dhaniya power
500gm Chana Sabut
4 Cloth soap
1 Bath soap
4pkt parle Biscuit
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