The Orphans in Need, a charitable organization on Friday distributed Iftar-Suhoor, widow and orphan food parcels for the Holy Month of Ramadan in Srinagar.
The spokesman said that 3,000 beneficiaries gathered to collect their Ramadan food parcel at Sher-e-Kashmir Park, Srinagar. The beneficiaries who received these food parcels were all widows who live below the poverty line. In support of this distribution, in attendance were Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary (IAS) (Deputy Commissioner Srinagar), Dr Mohammad Haseeb Mughal (SSP Srinagar), Dawood Ahmad (SP East Srinagar), Abdul Hafiz Shah (Director Floriculture).
All the dignitaries present commended Orphans in Need, expressed their appreciation and offered their support of the good work the organisation undertakes. Farooq Masood said “Orphans in Need are doing an amazing job, not only by providing food throughout the year to the widows, they also sponsor over 3,000 children within the Valley who benefit from Rs 1,500 per month to support their education. Also, Orphans in Need, last winter, actively distributed thousands of winter blankets throughout the Valley and I feel very honoured to be present here today in support of the good work this organisation does”.
SH Anis Mohammed Musa, Chairman of the organisation said; “I have been working tirelessly for many years to improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable, this hasn’t always been easy and over the years, I have faced many difficulties. But today I am so very proud of my Orphans in Need, Jammu & Kashmir team and to see for myself that they are all working tirelessly, around the clock without any agenda of their own solely to benefit the orphaned children and widows that desperately need our support. Sheikh Anis also addressed the women and children gathered and emphasised on how important it is for these mothers to send their children to school and to educate them so they can all have a brighter future.