Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) has appealed to all social, political, religious, business and other organisations besides trade unions to unite against the spread of dreaded coronavirus in the society through strict implementation of social distancing and helping in the sustenance of weaker sections of the society.
In a statement, KCSDS underlined a three-pronged strategy to tackle difficult situation erupted as an outcome of a prolonged lockdown.
“KCSDS makes an earnest appeal to people to help their poorer neighbours in their localities and each well to do family in a locality would adopt a needy family or more and support these with eatables or cash for the purchase of same.”
“All Mohalla/Village Committees or Masjid Committees will gear up to take responsibility of identifying the families that need assistance within their area and then allow them to well off families in their neighbourhood to take care of them individually.”
“NGOs and other social organisations will help those who are left over after all the resourceful families are exhausted in different localities. They will also feed the migrant labourers and those who have got stranded in the valley irrespective of caste, creed, colour or religion.”
The statement said KCSDS is of the opinion that the above methodology could be an alternative to crowdfunding which creates a lot of hype around aid collection with chances of missing out some deserving or replicating aid for some others. The direct help from affluent to the weaker families would also remove many apprehensions associated with it.
KCSDS has also hailed the efforts of many individuals, NGOs, social and other organisations for their support in providing personal safety items and equipment like masks, sanitisers, PPEs etc to our front line warriors viz the doctors, paramedical staff, municipal workers etc, and wishes that they continue with such endeavours.
“Our frontline workers are presently engaged in the herculean task to save lives of the patients and suspects at the risk of their own lives for which the society would remember them for all times to come,” said KCSDS statement