The global community is working together to combat an unprecedented challenge – the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments, NGOs, industries, civil society are all collaborating to support any response to this global outbreak.
The situation is grim in India, with more and more cases being reported by the day. The affluent sections of society have isolated themselves in their apartments, after the government’s lockdown. Still, we have conveniently forgotten the backbone of the nation – the daily wage earners and migrant workers. COVID-19 has hit hard their daily income, and the lockdown has impacted their mobility.
Nearly 80% of India’s workforce is in the unorganized sector. The paradox is that despite the country witnessing economic boom post-liberalization, these workers are not covered by any social security schemes, one of the greatest economic tragedies of our times. Their plight is heartbreaking. The lockdown has crippled the transportation infrastructure across India. Walking long distances from their workplace to their native village is not only a significant impediment but also can breakdown mentally even the strongest minds.
Traditionally, India’s ethos has always been “Atithi Devo Bhava.” Historically, we have welcomed outsiders with an open mind and given them a place in our hearts, supporting them to settle down and prosper. Tragically, today, the sons and daughters of the soil are helpless, defenseless, without access to food and water; they have become refugees in their country. Their condition should melt everyone’s heart; it certainly has moved every volunteer at the Aahwahan Foundation, an NGO aiming to bring equality in the society through its various measures
focused on eradicating poverty, unemployment, women inequality, and promoting girl’s education. Founded in the year 2009, the NGO has been working in the remotest and the most economically backward regions of the country to promote the welfare and progress of these regions and has undertaken various initiatives to improve the socio-economic well-being of the people. Aahwahan Foundation is bangalore based Ngo working Pan India to uplift the society. Corporate help us to donate funds for NGOs from CSR quota that help for daily wagers’ food.
Braja Kishore Pradhan is an Indian entrepreneur. BKP, as he is known among his clients, peers, employees, and friends, has been a trendsetter throughout his career. In his younger days, his family regularly participated in charitable events. He used to accompany his father to several social work programs. His father was the guiding light in his life, influencing him to stay in the path of righteousness even while confronting challenging environments. These words from his father inspired him to start Aahwahan Foundation.
Individuals and organizations wanting to fight the pandemic and support Aahwahan Foundation can now donate through Netbanking
A/C Name: AAHWAHAN FOUNDATION
A/C Number: 041588700000185
Bank Name: Yes Bank
Branch: Bannerghatta Road
Note: All donations amount eligible for tax benefits.
Let’s all stay safe and do our bit to curb the damage caused by COVID-19.
At this critical period, civil society must come forward and support the daily wage earners and migrant workers. Your donations to the fund would assist long-term relief for the affected people in COVID-19 Relief Fund. Individuals can also make non-monetary contributions – milk, bread, biscuits, rice, wheat, hand sanitizers, masks, etc.