VSK Tamilnadu: The RSS Swayamsevaks and the volunteers of Bharati Seva Sangam volunteers have been working round the clock to come to the aid of the migrant workers in Chennai who have been affected by the lockdown. Food (Lunch and Dinner) is provided through community kitchen run by BSS volunteers for 45 days where in 6,12,000 people from other states were benefited in Chennai alone.
250 daily wage earners who had migrated from other states and were living in Chennai were provided with Food and grocery kits. Around 500 construction labourers were benefited in Alandur, Chennai. 500 migrants were taken care with food and grocery kits in Porur area, Chennai. Food was served for 45 days.
Migrant workers in Chennai who were staying outside the city centre were provided with two full meals of 2000 calories as advised by Greater Chennai Corporation. 8500 people benefited through this.
Travel arrangement for Migrants
Apart from providing food and essential items to the needy migrant workers, RSS Tamilnadu unit also made travel arrangements for the migrants who wished to travel to their native villages from Chennai. Travel arrangements through Bus was arranged for 200 families who wanted to go to their destinations in the North East.
Along with travel arrangements, 15000 Sharmik travellers were provided with food by RSS and BSS volunteers in Chennai.
The Government officials too provided the required support for every request of the BSS volunteers and all concerns were immediately addressed and supported on top priority.
Seva for All
Along with helping the migrants, more than 500 families of the needy were provided with grocery kits, medical help for health treatments in Chennai by Bharati Seva Sangh Volunteers.
Food was also served by Bharati Seva Sangam (BSS) volunteers for health care workers who visited from other states for health treatments. 450 people were benefited from this seva.
Newborn named after RSS Swayamsevak
A memorable and emotional moment was when Manikandan, a RSS Swayamsevak, working with Vaishanavi Catering community kitchen took care of a pregnant lady from Tripura here in Chennai by delivering food and other essential items. After giving birth to a male child, she named her baby ‘Manikandan’ showing her gratitude for the service done by him.