Social Work or an Advertisement? – Individuals distribute free ration violating social distance in Siliguri

Siliguri, 07th April: The nation is under lockdown with the outbreak of Coronavirus. Due to this, many families, especially the poor and daily wagers, are facing numerous difficulties. Reckoning the situation, many voluntary organizations, social workers, businessmen, police personnel and journalists are coming forward to help the needy by distributing rations, cooked meals, safety gear and others.

However, one such selfless gesture made a 180-degree turn when the people were seen crowding for the free ration blatantly disregarding the social distance in Venus More, today. 

As per the report, a local businessman was distributing ration among the needy in the area when a crowd of people gathered violating the social distance. The government has advised on social distancing aiming to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Such a situation definitely raises questions as the Siliguri Police Commisionerate has already launched a Food Relief Cell, on March 31, for any organization or an individual desiring to help the needy to submit ration and other items. As per the police, the collected materials will be dispatched to different police stations and check posts under the Siliguri Metropolitan Police and will be distributed equally among the needy of the respective areas. A helpline number 7586958429 has also been launched by the Siliguri Police Commissionerate in this regard.

Despite this, several reports of ration/cooked meal distribution without the concerning the police are coming to light every single day.

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