News report by : Amreen shaikh :
Mumbai: Dr. Haji Zakir Shaikh, Prez, All India Quami Tanzeem, Western Maharashtra and Pune Hotelier appeals to all Muslims to offer Eid namaz at home and share happiness with families
Mumbai: Congress Leader Dr. Haji Zakir Shaikh, President, All India Quami Tanzeem, Western Maharashtra and a Pune Hotelier, speaks to Hello Mumbai News reporter Amreen Shaikh and shares that hunger has stranded migrants than Corona Virus.
At such a time of the predicament of the migrants, Dr. Haji Zakir Shaikh and his team swung into action and carried out the distribution of around 200 sanitizers and 400 masks. They covered 80% area of Pune. In rural areas like Uruli Kanchan, Loni Kalbhore, Bhime Koregaon, they’ve distributed rationing kits and Sheer Khurma kits to families in need who has contexted them for help. Also in some areas like Viman nagar, Nagpurchawl, Yerwada Bazaar, Koregaon park, Phulenagar, Bund garden and Tadiwala Road, they’ve distributed Dates, Rationing kits to more than 400 families till now.
Facing all the challenges, Mr. Shaikh shares,” At first, there were restrictions by Police, but we got the pass later. But all the social workers and families who came up for support, were restricted and they were not given passes. IT area and working class area, some of the areas where we carried out our activities has 80% of people who came from abroad and have been isolated for 14 days and have been recovering lately. There has also has been minor crisis that people were restricting us to distribute food, as they thought we were only distributing to the locals. But they weren’t aware that we’ve been distributing and reaching out to all the underprivileged and migrants as well.”
Furthermore, he adds that he is satisfied with the performance of PMC and State Government as they are working tirelessly towards this noble cause without adequate fund. He also mentioned that they’ve been constantly supporting PMC throughout lockdown. All the communities have come together and serving for this noble cause, also some NGO’s have been part of the activities.
Putting up his views, Mr. Shaikh says that due to this crisis, the migrants have been mercilessly stranded. There has been more deaths of people due to hunger rather than Corona Virus.
Mr. Shaikh appeals to all Muslims to offer Eid namaz at home and share happiness with families and pray to Allah regularly.
Charity work by Dr.Haji Zakir during lockdown :
Rural Area like Uruli Kanchan , Loni kalbhore, Bhima Koregao we have Distributed rationing kits and Sheer Khuram kits to families in need who has contested us for help.
We started Distributing 400 mask and sanitizer 200 litr In pune area’s like Vimannagar , Nagpurchawl , yerwada , Parnakut , yerwada bazar , Koregao park , phulenagar ,Bund garden and Tadiwala Road we have Distributed Dates , Rationing kits and Sheer Khuram kits to more than 400 families till now.
News Edit by K.V.Raman