Recently, I learnt about a 4 years old boy, Akshit, who has lost both his parents to COVID-19 and was left alone to fend for himself; even his neighbors are afraid to help him. I am sure that he is not the only - there are many more who have lost their parents; many who are home alone with both parents battling the virus in some hospital; many possibly fighting the virus themselves. I have been told that there are others who are not so visible to us - those whose parents have lost daily wage jobs after being tested as Covid positive; those who are fighting hunger as the schools and Aanganwadis which were serving them meals have no funds left to buy food for them.
My Name is Manish Gupta. I am resident of Bangalore, India. Alumnus of IIT-BHU (formerly IT-BHU), University of Kentucky, Lexington and IIM-Bangalore. For me, as a citizen of Bangalore, which has given me so much, sitting idle and be a mute observers is NOT AN OPTION. So while I count my blessings and fortunes in these unprecedented times, I am trying to do my bit to help those who are less fortunate.
- To setup safe spaces for the children while our systems find ways to rehabilitate them
- To setup Covid Care Centers for children who have been tested Covid+
- To setup care centers for the kids whose parents are in isolation fighting the Covid
- To buy medicines, treatments, essentials (meals, milk) for the children, through schools and Aanganwadis
You can view the details of fundraiser which I am trying to support at https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-Aahan-Vaahan