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Nagpur: Sarathi Trust distributes ration kits to transgenders, HIV affected; urges people to help

Sarathi Trust members distributing ration kits to transgenders

Coronavirus outbreak has left many in the country unemployed and transgenders and people affected by HIV are some of the worst hit people. It is with an intention to help these people that Nagpur NGO Sarathi Trust has so far distributed over 250 ration kits among these people and is trying to secure more donations for the same.

Speaking to Nation Next, Anand Chandrani, Founder, Sarathi Trust, said, Last month, I came across videos of transgender community supplying ration kits to those in need and I thought that they did not need help. But then I started getting calls from some people from transgender community requesting for help since they had exhausted their resources. Vidarbha Taxpayers Association (VTA) helped us out by donating 104 ration kits. Thereafter, we got in touch with National Council of Churches in India (NCCI), who helped us with 109 kits.

Few days back, I got a call from one of my colleagues, who got us in contact with the police department, which was willing to provide 50 kits to those in need. Since, we already had helped transgender community twice, we thought of helping HIV affected people in Nagpur. Next week, we are planning to distribute 100 more ration kits with the help of Humsafar Trust in Mumbai. We have also decided to distribute medical kits, which will include hand sanitizer, handwash, mask, multivitamin tablets, homeopathy tablets, etc., Chandrani added. Chandrani further urged people to come forward to help the LGBT community and HIV affected people in Nagpur.

Speaking about the donation to Sarathi Trust, VTAs Secretary and President of Nagpur Residential Hotels Association, Tejinder Singh Renu told Nation Next: We came to know from some friends in the media that help was reaching to many needy people in the city but the transgender community still needed help. We got in touch with Chandrani, who sent us a list of around 109 names and numbers of people, who required ration kits. We arranged the required ration kits and asked the NGO to collect it from the kirana stores. The kits were distributed in a very responsible manner. Sarathi trust even shared with us the list of people who received the kits.

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Deaf and dumb students put up scintillating show at Radio Mirchi’s ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ in Nagpur

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Amid heavy rains, Nagpur citizens drenched themselves in patriotism during ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ organised by Radio Mirchi on Sunday, August 14. What made the event all the more special was when several deaf and dumb students of Deaf and Dumb School, Shankar Nagar, gave a splendid performance on national anthem that reverberated patriotic fervour. Apart from them, students from Delhi Public School also left people completely mesmerised with their incredibly soothing performance with various musical instruments.

Ex-Indian Idol contestant from the city Kaivalya Kejkar regaled the audience with songs including ‘Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan’ from Chak De! India.

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Kids in Nagpur walk ramp in khadi outfits during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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In a rare yet commendable initiative, kids walked the ramp in outfits made in Khadi by designer Durgesh Dixit during Khadi Pride. The ramp walk took place at Sugandh Sabhagruha in Nagpur on Sunday, August 14 in the presence of Central Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Jaiprakash Gupta. 

Also read:India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) along with the Tribal Development Department in Nagpur launched BLOSSOM that was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. 

BLOSSOM is an initiative that has been launched to reach out to the remotest tribal villages in districts of Chandrapur, Gondia and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and screen the people for non-communicable diseases and plan suitable interventions.

Launched at Hotel Centre Point Hotel on World Tribal Day, the initiative BLOSSOM stands for: Breast cancer, Liver and lifestyle diseases, Osteoporosis, Sickle cell, Sexually transmitted infections, and Malnutrition.

Around 22 teams would screen a population of 10,000 tribal people across remote villages in the coming three months.

Also read:Nagpur’s Futala Lake comes alive with chants of Bharat Mata Ki Jai on Independence Day

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