Stories from India that show endless kindness in the midst of a cruel second wave of COVID-19 pandemic
- The situation is tense on the ground, people are struggling to not just find hospital beds but also cremation spaces to bid goodbye to their loved ones.
- From people arranging oxygen cylinders to those in need, to social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are filled with voices of support.
- Here are some of the stories from India that will show you the kindness amongst Indians as they help each other out.
AdvertisementIndia is finding itself in dire straits as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the nation. For the seventh consecutive day, India has reported over three lakh new coronavirus cases. And the situation is tense on the ground as people are not only struggling to find hospital beds, but also cremation spaces to bid goodbye to their loved ones.
But amidst all this, there’s also a rising force in India, one where every individual is stepping up to help the other - from people arranging oxygen cylinders to those in need, to social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook filled with voices of support. From Mission Oxygen led by India’s startup founders to supply oxygen concentrators to hospitals in India to countries from across the globe sending in supplies to India, the world is coming together to help the country.
Here are some of the stories from India that will show you the kindness amongst Indians as they help each other out.
Only way to beat your loss is to help someone else
Vidit Singh Bhadauria, in UP’s Kanpur is a bereaved son. A class 12 student, Vidit lost his father three days ago, but even the next day, a sniffling Vidit was still answering calls helping people find oxygen cylinders or refills in Kanpur, which like many other cities in India is battling with a shortage of beds and oxygen supply.
“Every day I get over 300-400 calls and I try to help each and everyone. I’m able to see that every day I can successfully help 60-80 people in Kanpur,” he told Business Insider.
Odisha starts a ‘school on wheels’ for children on the streets
In the eastern state of Odisha, the commissionerate police, an NGO and Tourism Finance Corporation of India have come together to start a ‘ school on wheels’. Under this initiative, three-wheelers would go around the state capital Bhubaneswar and educate children on the streets about the COVID-19 pandemic, and also help them with food, clothing and other essentials.
Differently abled beedi worker from Kerala donates all his savings
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, a beedi worker from Kerala has donated all of his life savings – ₹2 lakh to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). The differently abled man Janardhanan, from the Kannur district in Kerala, is now left with just ₹850 but must be a much happier person.
AdvertisementHis efforts have also been lauded by the state’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who shared his story on Twitter.
Many heart warming stories are coming up about donations to the CMDRF, including that of an elderly man who donated… https://t.co/ZggjYKQw2H— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) 1619282012000
A 19-year old golfer gives up all his earnings
Krishiv KL Tekchandani, has been playing golf since the age of seven and over the years has won several sporting events. Now 19, the golfer has donated all of his life’s savings to fund the Vaccination Drive at his local Golf Club (Bombay Presidency Golf Club) in Chembur.
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