PM to interact with Varanasi based NGOs on Thursday

08-07-2020

New Delhi, (UNI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday interact with representatives of residents of Varanasi and members of social organizations who have, through their own efforts as well as by providing assistance to the District Administration, ensured that food was available timely for everyone in need during the lockdown.

During the COVID-19 induced lockdown, the residents of Varanasi and members of social organizations, through their own efforts as well as by providing assistance to the District Administration, ensured that food was available timely for everyone in need.

The PM will interact with representatives of such organisations on Thursday via video conferencing to discuss their experience and showcase their efforts.

During lockdown, more than hundred organizations in Varanasi distributed almost 20 lakh food packets and 2 lakh dry ration kits through the food cell of the District Administration as well as through individual efforts.



Apart from food distribution, these organizations were instrumental in distribution of masks, sanitizers etc. They have been honoured as ‘corona warriors’ by the District Administration.

These organizations serve in diverse fields including education, social, religious, health, hotels/social clubs and other professional sectors.