Surat based Social Entrepreneur Ritu Rathi surges to help the poor and needy amid Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
Mumbai: While interacting with Hello Mumbai News Correspondent Neha Singh, Ritu Rathi, Surat based Social Activist
said “ I have always believed that all human beings have immeasurable potential in them. And all that they need is proper encouragement and path to display it in the society and shine in their journey of life”.
She went on to add that amid this Covid-19 pandemic situation, “I was fortunate enough to do my bit by donating the first ever ‘Sanitising Machine’ in Surat, which helps in sanitising big buildings and other places with minimal use of labour and time. We dispersed Masks and Ration kits to the slum areas. On the World Hygiene Day, along with Shrimati Darshana Jardosh, we distributed Sanitary napkins to slum areas.
She further mentioned her 10 year old daughter, Sanaa Rathi also supports her in various activities. Every Sunday they visit the slums alongwith a team to educate the kids and provide them with nutritious food and stationeries so that education never stops.
For Ritu, it was definitely a very challenging experience, and she never imagined that life will take such a turn and twist. For her ,truly it was never a lockdown as she was out on field work many times and being a Social Activist ,her responsibilities didn’t let her sit idling at home. She felt that this was the real time to serve people who were in tremendous need in this sudden pandemic situation
She has carried out many projects for Women Empowerment.
Ritu is founder of “Ek Soch” foundation and is also a Trustee of a Blind Ashram, Maheshwari Vidyapeeth School and Chayyado Manav Kalyan Trust,Surat. She is also the Director at Someshwar Developers and Ambassador of #Tiranga Challenge(plantation mission). She is also curator of Healthism, and through awareness trust, creates awareness on all health programme.
She has been associated with many NGOs, Seva Sansthan’s and Schools to create a difference in her own life and that of others. Her main focus has been to empower the children and youth as she firmly believes that it is the youth who will shape the future.
She is the proud recepient of numerous awards. Some of her achievements are Divine Mrs India 2019, Mrs popularity 2019. IGA Best Social Activist Award which she recieved from the hands of Bollywood Diva, Madhuri Dixit in 2019 in Goa. She is a World record holder.
Lastly she said “ I want to showcase the power of the individual and the change that one person can bring in the life of many and how it can then help many more.”
News In put by : Neha Singh
News Edit by K.V.Raman