Coronavirus: Transgenders in Gujarat set an example, offer food to needy

Updated on Mar 31, 2020 10:31 AM IST

The food packets include rice, flour, oil, tea leaves, sugar, among other essential items.

The members are providing free packages of food to the needy and those living in slums.(ANI)
The members are providing free packages of food to the needy and those living in slums.(ANI)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

A group of more than 150 people from Gujarat’s transgender community have set an example amid the Covid-19 crisis by helping out the needy.

The members are providing free packages of food to the needy and those living in slums.

The food packets include rice, flour, oil, tea leaves, sugar, among other essential items, news agency ANI reported.

“We had started with 200 kits but now it has gone up to around 1500. We prepare it ourselves for distribution. We used to get together for the celebration of Navratri, but it got cancelled this year due to coronavirus. So we thought of doing this instead,” Nisha, a member of the community said. 

This is just one example of how people are coming together to help others fight the Covid-19 crisis.

In Kerala’a Trivandrum, employees at the general post office have decided to prepare food at their homes and give it to the needy in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Home-cooked food will be given to Trivandrum Corporation which would then be provided to the needy, ANI reported.

“There are many who are struggling for food in this lockdown. We’ve a Postal Staff Quarters Welfare Association and we decided to prepare food at our homes and give to Thiruvananthapuram Corporation which will supply it to the needy. There are 40 families in staff quarters,” an official said. 

Devotees at Gurudwara Gobind Dham in Ahmedabad are also busy making food packets for the needy amid lockdown due to coronavirus.

The number of coronavirus cases in the country has jumped over 1,200. More than 30 people in India have lost their lives to Covid-19. 101 patients have successfully recovered from the virus.

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