Patna, April 13 (IANS) With the nationwide lockdown adding to the problems faced by the poor, many private institutions and NGOs are extending a helping hand to the needy in Bihar.
Anukriti Art founder Anukriti said she along with other benefactors has so far helped 50 families in Shahkund area of Bhagalpur by providing them ration and other essentials.
An awardee for Madhubani and Manjusha paintings, Anukriti pointed out that such little help from individuals across the country could make a huge difference.
An NGO, Ang Madad Foundation, which has earlier helped many women get trained in tailoring, has provided ration and other help to the needy in Champanagar area in Nathnagar block.
Its head Vandana Jha said that whenever they come to know about the needy or someone calls them for help, they reach out to such persons. She said her organisation has so far helped around 200 people.
Ram Jansewa Samiti and area villagers came to the rescue of 50 to 60 persons belonging to a nomadic community left stranded in Hasanganj block of Katihar district. These needy persons, which included women and children, were provided ration and other essential items.
A private club led by social activist Mahesh Sav has distributed ration and other items to many needy families in Shumar Harkhand panchayat area.
Similar reports of help extended by villagers to daily-wagers were received from Naxal-affected areas in Jamui.