The nationwide coronavirus lockdown has left thousands of people jobless and homeless. While many of us are sitting comfortably at our homes, there are many more people like daily wage labourers, migrant workers who are stuck in metropolitan cities with no place to go and no way of sustaining themselves. But during this time of need, NGOs, restaurants, religious institutions and many other organizations are coming together to help those in need. A mosque in Mumbai, located in Sakinaka is providing meals and ration to 800 jobless labourers amid lockdown.
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Located in the suburban Sakinaka area of Mumbai, Jama Masjid Ahle Hadis is providing fresh meals and ration to hundreds of labourers. The mosque tucked away on Khairani road is catering to the basic needs of around 800 labourers who have lost their jobs due to the lockdown. Maulana Atif Sanabali of the Jama Masjid Ahle Hadis stated that the mosque is also providing rice and pulses to people in nearby localities.
Maulana Atif Sanabali also stated that just like COVID-19, hunger is also a serious disorder that affects everyone irrespective of religion. He added that their motto is’ Koi Bhukha Na Soye’, that no one should go to sleep hungry. The mosque cooks meals in a hygienic manner and also follows social distancing while serving.
There are also other NGOs like Khaana Chahiye Organization, Zomato Feeding India, Give India, Rise Against Hunger India, which are providing meals and medicines to the needy. In Bangalore, Desi Masala a restaurant in Banaswadi provides 10,000 meals a day to the underprivileged. Gurudwaras in Punjab and Delhi feed thousands of people every single day. These heartwarming stories from around the country definitely bring a wide smile on our faces. Now with the news of this Mumbai mosque in Sakinaka feeding fresh, hygienic meals to 800 labourers a day, apart from providing ration, is really wonderful. We urge you all to do your bit for society. Help the elderly, donate to NGOs and make a difference in the world around you during this lockdown. Here are 12 Heartwarming Stories From Around The Globe That Will Bring A Smile On Your Face