As an endeavour to do service to the society, the NGO Pararthya Sustainable Development and Environment Conservation Society, supported by Viraaj Ventures and funded by Realty Assistant, conducted “Project Rahat”, a Social Development drive for CSR 2020-21. They distributed clothes, organised donation drives and did various activities in the different parts of the capital region to help those severely affected by the winter season in a pandemic.
The initiative themed “Rahat” was dedicated to bringing relief to the migrants of Delhi and NCR region who lost their jobs, succumbing to the deadly blow of COVID-19. The project aimed to make people aware of the importance of following personal hygiene amidst a winter doubly hit by the deadly impact of COVID-19.
According to the IMD (India Meteorological Department), in the past decade, the country has seen a 506% increase in cold waves, which resulted in more deaths due to coldwave compared to heatwave. The major reason for death is the unavailability of shelter and clothing to shield one from the cold waves.
As part of the endeavour, during the 7 days drive four teams visited areas massively populated by people living on the roadside, taking refuge at shelter homes or setting up their jhuggis. Soaps, sanitisers, masks and water bottles were distributed, complemented by providing them with guidance for proper sanitising practices, the correct way to wear the mask, and effectively practice social distancing.
“Continuing the humanitarian legacy, at Pararthya we were determined to extend our support to the suffering working section of the society for which “Project Rahat” was incepted to save the lives lost due to the extreme winters,” said Mr Ankit Aditya Pradhan, Founder and CEO, Realty Assistant.
Along with this, as part of the donation drive, 200+ blankets, 500+ warm clothes, 500+ soaps, 300+ sanitisers, 500+ masks, 100+ bread packets, two cartons of 120 biscuit packets and 10 toffee packets were also distributed.