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HT Salutes: Travelling for miles to feed the hungry

On an average, Dasari Durga Rao earns Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 a day during the weekdays and a little more on Sunday when the sales are higher.

Three times a week, after winding up his fish trade for the day, Rao returns home on his Scooty to pick up food packets.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 08:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

HT Salutes: A helping hand to tackle mental health issues

Ankit Gupta, a content writer and Urdu poet who has been living in Delhi for the past year, has been using Twitter to connect those expressing a need for mental health help with two psychologists based in Mumbai and Delhi.

A portrait of Ankit Gupta, a Delhi-based writer who has been connecting people with mental health professionalsduring lockdown, providing financial help for counselling sessions.(Picture courtesy: Ankit Gupta)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

HT Salutes: A cop by profession, an altruist by nature

During the lockdown, as Khatun did her rounds to enforce the government’s stay-at-home rules and social distancing norms, she saw first-hand the economic devastation in her neighbourhood.

Mahinur Khatun with her father Masud Choudhury, 70 who helps her with her relief work.(Seikh Afridi/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 05:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByVanessa Viegas

HT Salutes: His mission is menstrual hygiene of migrant women

At the beginning of the lockdown, in March, Soans launched an initiative called World Hunger Warriors. His aim was to connect people in his extensive network who wanted to donate funds, food, cooking equipment, space, ingredients, fuel or labour.

WHW has started a fundraising campaign on crowd-sourcing website, Ketto.org, called ‘ShaktiPack4Women’ to raise money that would enable them to employ 500 women and make over 5,000 sanitary.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 07:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNatasha Rego

HT Salutes: Helping migrants during a crisis

Jalaun lies in the plains of Bundelkhand, a region from where several thousand men and women migrate to Mumbai in Maharashtra, Surat and Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Bengaluru in Karnataka and other metropolises, in search of work.

From March 27 to the first week of June, around 3.5 million migrant workers have returned to Uttar Pradesh of which 1 million were from Bundelkhand’s districts of Jhansi, Lalitpur, Jaluan, Hamirpur, Banda, Mahoba and Chitrakoot(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 05:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
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