New Delhi: It's covid everywhere and it has caused fear among people. Shops have their shutters down and the people are stuck at home. The high number of deaths are happening on a daily basis in Delhi. The national capital recorded 335 deaths and 19,133 new covid cases on Thursday.
The people, who are suffering from the coronavirus, are facing a lot of difficulties while being in isolation. There are many people who do not have anyone to cook food or to take care of them.
Seeing this, Deepika Khanna and her mother started serving food to those people who are Covid positive and started tiffin service with the name of Balaji tiffin service. Deepika Khanna lives in Sector 4, Rohini. She is a student.
Deepika said, “My friend was covid positive and he lives alone. So when I tried to help him, I realised that we should help more people. Then we started working on this.”
“Soon we started receiving calls. We started serving food to the covid people in Rohini and Pitampura. My mother cooks food daily and I help her. My brother delivers food to the families. We tried to hire a delivery boy on an urgent basis but nobody came forward as the situation is very critical,” she said.
She continued, “We have covered more than 60 families till now and on a daily basis, we deliver food to more than 20 families. Even some of them booked their thali in advance. We charge only 79 rupees as we are also not capable of serving food in huge amount on a daily basis. But we want to help people. In one thali, we have 3 sabji, rice, with 3 chapatis and salad.”
She further said, “In lunch, we provide food in good quantities, so due to this, people rarely order food for dinner because they have enough food to eat. In one day, we deliver food to 25 families and our main focus is Rohini and Pitampura. We sometimes face problem at the time of delivering food because guards do not allow us to enter and we have to put the food outside their building.”
“At last, I want to share that we have received so many calls from out of our range and we are not able to deliver food in that area. So, if any other family starts this initiative, it will be better for all of us. And in this tough time, we have to help each other,” Deepika concluded.