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Good Samaritans join hands to help needy in Telangana

Published: 7th Dec 2021 5:21 pm

Warangal: Moved by the plight of a mason who lost work during the lockdown imposed to check Covid-19, an Armed Reserve constable came forward to provide rice and groceries to the former. The incident also prompted him to start a WhatsApp group with a few of his friends. And now the group has got 950 members and turned into ‘Mana Apathbandhavulu Foundation’. This group of good Samaritans has been helping the needy across Telangana including erstwhile Warangal.

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“On May 2, 2020, we started the foundation, and more than 3,000 families were provided financial and other sorts of help with Rs 25 lakh. We mainly distributed rice bags and groceries. Our members donate money on the occasion of their birthdays, marriage anniversaries and some other special occasions,” Jabbu Venkatesh, a 2018 police constable of the AR wing, who is presently working in the 3rd Battalion of the TSSP in Ibrahimpatnam, Hyderabad told Telangana Today. He is a native of Nagarkurnool.

“We have been extending all possible support to victims of unforeseen events in their lives. Some of them lost jobs, some others their dear ones to Covid-19 and other conditions,” he said. The active members of the foundation are Edpula Venkatesh, Palle Anjaneyulu, Govardhan, Srinu, Vishnu, Ravi, Neelam Shekhar, Dattu, K Saidulu, Nagraj, Thirumal, Arvind, Rajini, Kalpana, Umadevi, and Anita.

“We will go further in the coming days with the motto ‘Help the Hungry’,” said Venkatesh, the founding President of the Foundation

“Believing in the principle of ‘Service to humanity is service to the God’, we respond immediately to help the needy,” said Dattu, a teacher and member of the Foundation.

“Recently, the Foundation provided essential commodities including rice to about 20 poor families in Warangal district. A reporter, who is suffering from kidney ailments, was also provided financial assistance in Warangal district,” said Kasula Ravi Kumar, a teacher and philanthropist from Narsampet of Warangal district.

K Saidulu, an Excise Sub-Inspector, said that serving the people in these tough times gives him a lot of satisfaction. “We must appreciate each member of the Foundation who are from different walks of life,” he added.

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