Patna Women College Professor And Daughter Deliver Free Food To Covid Hit Patients
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been waking up to more and more bad news every day. From the death toll climbing due to covid rising with every single refresh on the screen, to listening to personal accounts that share the gravity of the kind of situation we have found ourselves in, positivity and optimism has been thrown out the window. Perhaps, it is in times like these that we need to cling onto a ray of hope, which in this case has been the sunny positive news about Patna women providing Covid patients with free food.
Searing through the mountain of dark and depressing news, this piece about a Patna Women’s College (PWC) professor and her daughter stepping up to do their bit into helping people out during such a strenuous time has us smiling ear to ear.
The situation of the coronavirus spread is no better in Patna, but two women who are trying to help in whatever capacity they can are Aparajita and her daughter Kritika Ramya, a professor at a private university in Patna. Like good samaritans, the two women have been slogging themselves in the kitchen to make food for Covid patients, that they then deliver to their doorsteps, free of cost.
PWC professor & daughter help Covid patients with free home-cooked meals https://t.co/f418Xrw8pQ
— TOI Patna (@TOIPatna) April 26, 2021
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Aparajita had taken upon this noble on herself a week ago when she started to cook for around 100 people. Meanwhile, her daughter Kritika decided to chip in and help her mother in the packaging. Talking about their selfless initiative, Aparajita said, “I have always been passionate about cooking. It has been therapeutic work for me during this pandemic. I was preparing food for my close family members and relatives who tested positive for Covid and sent it through my driver. But looking at the prevailing scenario, I wanted to help as many people as I could.”
She further added, “My daughter uses different social media platforms to get in touch with people in need. So far, we have helped people from different places in the state. Several volunteer groups have also approached us for delivering the food packets.”
Her daughter Kritika also shared her views as she remarked, “The word is still not reaching out to many people for now as many people are not on social media platforms or utilising in the right way. We are trying our level best to help as many people as possible.”
Ankit, founder and president of Bihar Chhatra Sansad, shared how the two have been focusing their efforts on elder people whose children aren’t staying with them. It is heartening to see that there are people out there who don’t just care for others, but are also willing to take responsibility for it and do something about it. Seems like, we may have a fighting chance against this pandemic after all!