The faculty members, officers and employees of the Doon University here did a commendable work of proving nutrient rich cooked food to the poor for 38 days at a stretch during lockdown. After the enforcement of the nationwide lockdown on March 25 to break the infection cycle of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the labourers and other daily wage earners, the staff members of the university started a community kitchen on March 30. For 38 days, the staff members under the supervision of dean of student welfare H C Purohit worked hard to provide cooked food packets to the poor. More than 6000 food packets were prepared and packed by the university staff under hygienic conditions and adhering to the norms of social distancing. The vice chancellor of the university Ajiy Kumar Karnatak visited the kitchen many times during these days. The Raipur MLA Umesh Sharma Kau too appreciated the effort of the staff in feeding the poor. Purohit said that more than 150 packets of food were prepared daily in the university. He said that the service would be resumed when its need would be felt.
Saturday, 09 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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