Nestled around 45 kilometres south of Manipur’s capital Imphal, lies the small town of Moirang. And a young lad from this town is breaking barriers to help the needy amid the harrowing COVID-19 crisis. Philem Rohan Singh from Moirang cycled over 5000 kilometres from Kolkata to Delhi, covering Chennai and Bengaluru, to feed the poor amid the pandemic. He travelled for two months, from February 5 to April 8, 2021, following COVID protocols and covered the containment zones as well.
The Cyclist Has Fed Over 4000 People In A Span Of Two Months
Philem Rohan Singh had started a ‘Feeding the Hungry’ campaign in Manipur in 2020 to provide food to around 50 to 60 people every day. In February 2021, he wanted to extend the campaign to the rest of India, covering four major metropolitan cities, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Delhi. In a span of two months, he has fed more than 4000 people. During these two months, Rohan journeyed nearly 90 to 100 kilometres a day and purchased food packets from good quality, affordable restaurants to feed the needy.
According to a Your Story report, Rohan has said that he prefers guest houses for staying and avoids unnecessary contacts. For his initiative, he has also received support and donations from several organisations. Kerala Beedi Worker Donates ₹2 Lakhs For Covid Fight, Leaving Only ₹850 For Himself
Rohan Has Also Run ‘Anti-Pollution’ And ‘Anti-Drug’ Campaigns On Wheels
Prior to the feeding campaign, Rohan had carried out several other awareness campaigns by pedalling through various cities. He embarked on this first cycling excursion in January 2018 for the ‘Pollution Free India’ campaign. Under this campaign, he cycled from Delhi to Imphal to spread consciousness about paving the way for a pollution-free environment. In March 2018, he also created an ‘anti-pollution and anti-drug’ awareness campaign.
According to the Your Story report, Rohan has said, “Three years of my cycling experience has been mesmerising for me. Interacting with different people, helping them, and making them smile gives me immense pleasure. I have travelled pan-India, except to Arunachal Pradesh and Daman and Diu. I have also travelled to Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan on wheels.” The country definitely needs more young minds like Rohan for a brighter future ahead.