New Delhi, November 10, 2020: To brighten up the festive season for Commercial Sex Workers and their families, daily wagers, the elderly abandoned and destitute communities, Wishes and Blessings has initiated a unique campaign #WBTyoharkaTohfa. Under this festive initiative, 500 underprivileged families across Delhi/NCR, Jharkhand and West Bengal will receive ration kits as well as a special box of sweets to make the festive season sweeter and happier.
Wishes and Blessings will conduct distribution drives for four days beginning from November 8, in Delhi, Gurugram, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and rural areas and villages near Asansol (West Bengal). Each kit contains enough provisions to feed a family of five for 10 days and includes rice, dal, oil, soap, atta, soya, spices, masks, and a box of sweets. The contents not only ensure the health and well-being of these families but will also bring rays of hope and light on an otherwise gloomy situation.
The first drive took place at Ishwar Nagar, New Delhi. One of the beneficiaries said, “We are very happy to have received these kits during these uncertain times. It is a great blessing to be able to receive food to eat in these tough times.”
Dr Geetanjali Chopra, Founder and President, Wishes and Blessings, believes that everyone deserves a reason to be able to celebrate this Diwali and says, “Since it is difficult for me to celebrate in person this year, I am glad to be able to send a small gift to our beneficiaries to cheer them up, and to make sure that no one is left behind this festive season.”
Although the kits do not provide long term relief, the organisation hopes to boost the morale and spirits of the needy via this campaign, so that they may be able to experience festive joy even during the COVID-19 crisis.