Students of St Mary’s College, Yousufguda are lending a helping hand to those affected by the pandemic. A student named Arshad went back to his village Marikal in Mahbubnagar district and provided employment to a widow in stitching masks which he then distributed in the village. “She helped me sew about 800 masks. I payed her but she refused the money. She said if I’d come back again for more masks she would only then start charging me. Also, I provided food for some farmers. My village is really backward and it was an entirely new experience for me,” he says.
Raghu Sai Yadav distributed groceries and sanitary napkins to 150 daily wage earners and families in Gowlidoddi. “I volunteer with an NGO named Good Universe. We also provided hygiene kits to some people and provided food to street dogs. In Gowlidoddi, some women were unaware of sanitary napkins. We even ran an awareness campaign on how to use them. We told people there that they can reach out to us anytime,” says Raghu.
Sai Pavan donated groceries and food daily to construction workers in and around Patancheru. He could support close to 300 families. Mallika Purvi distributed coffee, tea and meals to police in Banjara Hills.
Pakshal Jain, Achyut, Sohail, Vishwanath, Vandana and Varun Jangala are some other students who helped out those in crisis. Kudos to these youngsters!