Mumbai: A non-government organisation run by transgenders distributes ration kit to post men. The Ghatkopar-based Kinnar Maa on Sunday trust distributed around 500 rations kits to the families of the postmen and female sex workers. They claim postmen too are frontline warriors who do their job on time and are neglected by the society for their effort.
With the help of volunteers the ration was distributed across Mumbai, and its suburbs including Thane, Dombivli, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar areas.
Salma Khan, the president of the trust, claimed that the trust had distributed almost 80,000 ration kits after the lockdown was imposed by the government last year. "Recently we distributed it through postmen, including male and female. They are struggling during this covid-19 pandemic to deliver the message, documents and consignment. They are sacrificing everything and getting out to deliver the message or shipments to the needy people. The government should declare them Corona Warriors. Our main aim is to reach the mass who are in need at this pandemic time," added Khan.
When questioned about how the trust arranged funds to reach the needy with ration kits Khan added, "We don't fund to carry out every work. Good communication skills are important. We are in touch with different NGO, private firms and local political members. As per requirement we make a list and accordingly we distribute among the needy. First we started in our community. Then different people started approaching us for ration," added Khan.
The trust had also distributed ration to needy female sex workers and transgenders at Vaitag Wadi, Ghatkopar, Sonapur and Bhandup area. "Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many sex workers lost their livelihood. Because of coronavirus they have to maintain social distance as a preventive measure on spread of Covid-19 infection. This is a crucial time so it is the duty of every citizen to support each other. So this is small initiative from Kinnar Maa Trust to support postmen and female sex workers," added Komal Jagtap, one of the members of the trust who looks after the distribution among needy people in Thane district.
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