Mumbai: COVID-19 effect has been felt most acutely by the underprivileged section of the society in India. With lost jobs, displaced families and an uncertain future, the lack of access to even food was something that was a lethal blow. Identifying this crucial need, Shanti Foundation rallied its volunteers and supporters to execute the Food Distribution Yatra across India.
The Yatra started from Pune on 31st May 2020. The Yatra continued across Chennai, Bangalore, Rajasthan, UP, Punjab, Delhi and ended at St. Annes High School, Lokmanya Tilak Road, in Borivali West, in Mumbai, on 21st November 2020. At each stop, efforts were made to seek Police Department help and Local Authorities’ cooperation for smooth and orderly distribution of essential ration bags.
Mr. Surinder Rametra, Founder of Shanti Foundation, has profusely thanked the volunteers. He says, “It takes a special person to be able to do what it takes to alleviate the misery of others. Especially during a crisis like this. And our volunteers are an absolutely special lot. An initiative like this depends on an amalgam of generosity and skills. Shri Sonu Sood’s eloquent message inspired volunteers and the public alike.” He added that “We want to make a tangible difference in the lives of people and we hope that with initiatives like this, we will continue building momentum and contribute in bringing about sweeping change.”
Shanti Foundation is a trust registered in India under the Charitable Act 1860. The Trust is guided by a group comprising eminent educationists, industrialists, and philanthropists having a common goal to enhance its Mission of Women Empowerment; Helping Destitute; Awareness of Healthcare and Environment Causes and Promoting Education in Rural India.
For more details, visit, https://www.shantifoundation.global