Indian Cricket Fans Across 6 Countries Join Hands To Distribute Food To 400 Needy Families In Mumbai

COVID-19 Warriors: Indian Cricket Fans Across 6 Countries Join Hands To Distribute Food To 400 Needy Families In Mumbai



COVID-19 Warriors: Indian Cricket Fans Across 6 Countries Join Hands To Distribute Food To 400 Needy Families In MumbaiFans India, a club of Cricket fans collected funds from across the world and helped around 400 needy families in Mumbai with 10 days worth of groceries during the COVID-19 lockdown

Highlights
  • Fans India has provided 10 days worth of groceries to the poor in Mumbai
  • We aim to ensure that at least 400 families do not go hungry: Founder
  • It has collected funds from its members across the world for the initiative

New Delhi: A group of fans of the Indian Cricket team living across six countries have come forward to provide relief to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The members of the fan club called Fans India, a non-profit organisation aims to provide a platform to admirers of Indian Cricket to come together and celebrate the game. But now during the coronavirus outbreak, the members of the club have undertaken the task of feeding the families of daily wagers and migrant workers who lost their livelihood during the COVID-19 lockdown. So far, the Fans India group members have reached out to over 400 families in Mumbai and are currently in the process of covering poor families in other cities as well.

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Rajul Sharma, Founder of Fans India group who lives in Australia said to NDTV,

We saw reports that there a lot of poor families in Maharashtra, that is worst hit by COVID-19 and various other parts of the country are facing a very hard time because of the economic shutdown that was imposed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of people have lost livelihoods during the past months of the pandemic which has brought them and their families to the verge of starvation. Therefore, we decided that we will provide a helping hand to the families worst affected by the pandemic. I know Indian cricket fans are eagerly waiting to cheer for Team India again. While the whole country is fighting against coronavirus, it is time to cheer for the whole country. I encourage Indian cricket fans to help needy people around them and become the real fans of India.

Mr. Sharma further said that the members of Fans India group staying in six countries- Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Dubai, London and India came together to raise funds. With the help of the funds collected, the organisation has been able to provide 10 days’ worth of food and cooking essentials to 400 families in Mumbai. Mr. Sharma further added,

After collecting the funds from across the various countries, we provided it to some local organisations in Mumbai that helped us in reaching out to and deliver the foodgrains and cooking essentials to those in need.

He further said that while they have provided ration for 10 days to the needy families just once but they are working on a follow-up programme with these families and adding new families after 10 days. Meanwhile, the group will be conducting another round of food and cooking essential distribution among 100 families each in Mumbai, Delhi, Ludhiana and Hyderabad. The ration distributed by the group includes 5 kg of rice, 5 kg of wheat, 1.5kg of Dal, 1kg of sugar, 1kg of salt, 1kg of poha, 1litre of oil, chilli powder, coriander powder, 1 kg of onions and 1kg of potato.

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Abdul Rizwi, a Fans India volunteer who helped in the distribution of the ration in Mumbai said,

When we set out to identify the needy, we found out that what we had planned to do was just a drop in the ocean. The sufferings of the people because of coronavirus induced economic shut down is unimaginable. We saw that while some people were actually scared of the disease, some felt frustrated with the current state of affairs. However, what most people in slums are scared of is how and when they will be able to get back to earning livelihood and how to provide for themselves and their families in the meanwhile.

23-year-old Rajesh Kumar, who was working as a mechanic in an auto repair shop and lost his job after the lockdown was imposed, said that while he lives alone in Mumbai, he has elderly parents in the village to take care of. But now after almost four and a half months of the lockdown, he has no savings left to support his parents. Rajesh who is not a beneficiary under the public distribution scheme said,

My life has always been tough but this is the first time that I am feeling completely helpless. I want to thank these brothers who were kind enough to come to check on me and so many others like me living in this ‘basti’. I am unable to send any money home because I don’t have any money for myself here. Brothers from Fans India have provided food for some days. After that let’s see what will happen. I sometimes eat cooked meals from the government’s community kitchen and sometimes some NGO also give us cooked meals.

Shehnavaz Ali, a member of Fans India group said that it took about 3-4 days for the group to distribute food among the families in the Goregaon area of Mumbai. He urged the people to come forward and help those who are in need. He said,

COVID-19 pandemic has created a crisis like situation in many parts of the country. Even small acts of kindness are very important in these times. All of us who can, must help and if somebody is unable to help but wants to, they can always take guidance from some NGO or can even offer their time as volunteers. Our motto is to ensure that we are able to prevent at least some families from starving.

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NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene. 

World

2,00,74,280Cases
70,66,882Active
1,22,71,724Recovered
7,35,674Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 188 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 2,00,74,280 and 7,35,674 have died; 70,66,882 are active cases and 1,22,71,724 have recovered as on August 11, 2020 at 3:48 am.

India

22,68,675 53601Cases
6,39,929 4984Active
15,83,489 47746Recovered
45,257 871Deaths

In India, there are 22,68,675 confirmed cases including 45,257 deaths. The number of active cases is 6,39,929 and 15,83,489 have recovered as on August 11, 2020 at 2:30 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Akola757

Aurangabad1974

Dhule228

Jalgaon1039

Mumbai45478

Mumbai Suburban5363

Nagpur692

Nashik1575

Palghar1421

Pune9920

Satara629

Solapur1291

Thane13660

Yavatmal150

Ahmednagar190

Amravati291

Beed54

Bhandara41

Buldhana88

Chandrapur32

Hingoli208

Jalna201

Kolhapur646

Latur139

Nanded176

Nandurbar42

Parbhani78

Raigad1462

Ratnagiri350

Sangli145

Gadchiroli42

gondia69

Osmanabad125

Sindhudurg114

Wardha11

Washim13

524513 9181

148042 2177

358421 6711

18050 293

DistrictCases

Chittoor319

Guntur511

Krishna557

Kurnool795

Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296

Anantapur428

East Godavari356

Prakasam104

Srikakulam183

Visakhapatnam103

West Godavari199

Y.S.R.205

Vizianagaram23

235525 7665

87773 661

145636 6924

2116 80

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Rural40

Bengaluru Urban529

Mysuru107

Bagalkote103

Ballari60

Belagavi337

Bidar219

Chikkaballapura149

Dakshina Kannada179

Dharwad61

Gadag45

Kalaburagi669

Mandya346

Tumakuru36

Uttara Kannada95

Vijayapura201

Chamarajanagara0

Chikkamagaluru19

Chitradurga14

Davangere204

Hassan205

Haveri24

Kodagu4

Kolar29

Koppal5

Raichur369

Ramanagara3

Shivamogga67

Udupi1176

Yadgir538

182354 4267

79916

99126 5218

3312 114

DistrictCases

North Goa57

South Goa69

9029 317

2741 99

6208 213

80 5

DistrictCases

Chengalpattu1314

Chennai23324

Kanchipuram503

Madurai322

Namakkal83

Ranipet133

Thanjavur130

Thiruvallur774

Thiruvarur67

Tiruppur116

Vellore71

Virudhunagar185

Ariyalur444

Coimbatore188

Cuddalore477

Dharmapuri15

Dindigul175

Erode75

Kallakurichi324

Kanniyakumari110

Karur88

Nagapattinam99

Perambalur133

Pudukkottai53

Ramanathapuram119

Salem258

Sivaganga46

Tenkasi103

The Nilgiris17

Theni129

Tiruchirappalli119

Tirunelveli433

Tirupathur45

Tiruvannamalai496

Tuticorin333

Villupuram509

Krishnagiri43

302815 5914

53099

244675 6037

5041 114

DistrictCases

Kannur357

Kottayam73

Alappuzha76

Idukki40

Kasaragod333

Kollam118

Kozhikode90

Malappuram119

Palakkad224

Pathanamthitta98

Thiruvananthapuram104

Thrissur106

Ernakulam60

Wayanad36

35515 1184

12784 393

22616 784

115 7

DistrictCases

Raipur46

Korba100

Balod41

Baloda Bazar85

Balrampur17

Bastar2

Bemetara21

Bijapur2

Bilaspur100

Dantewada0

Dhamtari6

Durg31

Gariyaband10

Janjgir-Champa56

Jashpur77

Kabirdham52

Kanker19

Kondagaon0

Korea39

Mahasamund54

Mungeli87

Narayanpur0

Raigarh47

Rajnandgaon52

Sukma0

Surajpur9

Surguja14

12448 300

3336 93

9013 204

99 3

DistrictCases

Hyderabad2475

MedchalMalkajgiri75

Ranga Reddy183

Suryapet87

Vikarabad40

Warangal Urban32

Adilabad22

Jagitial77

Jangoan8

Jayashankar Bhupalapally9

Jogulamba Gadwal40

Kamareddy11

Karimnagar17

Khammam26

Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8

Mahabubnagar30

Mancherial43

Medak11

Nalgonda33

Narayanpet3

Nirmal21

Nizamabad76

RajannaSircilla16

Sangareddy26

Bhadradri Kothagudem5

Mahabubabad10

Mulugu3

Nagarkurnool8

Peddapalli5

Siddipet7

Wanaparthy1

Warangal Rural4

YadadriBhuvanagiri40

82647 1896

22628 100

59374 1788

645 8

DistrictCases

Baleshwar190

Bhadrak137

Jajapur322

Dhenkanal36

Kalahandi33

Kendrapara164

Khordha238

Koraput16

Sundargarh102

Anugul26

Balangir129

Bargarh16

Boudh34

Cuttack155

Deogarh33

Gajapati61

Ganjam581

Jagatsinghapur91

Jharsuguda8

Kandhamal28

Kendujhar34

Malkangiri20

Mayurbhanj73

Nabarangpur2

Nayagarh86

Nuapada69

Puri103

Rayagada2

Sambalpur16

Sonepur29

47455 1528

14148 278

33021 1236

286 14

DistrictCases

Barwani60

Bhopal1880

Dewas140

Dhar132

East Nimar266

Gwalior211

Indore3839

Jabalpur276

Ujjain799

Agar Malwa15

Alirajpur3

Betul35

Burhanpur351

Chhindwara16

Dindori29

Harda4

Hoshangabad37

Khargone196

Mandsaur112

Morena109

Raisen71

Ratlam51

Sagar228

Shajapur39

Shandol14

Sheopur26

Tikamgarh18

Vidisha37

Anuppur22

Ashoknagar13

Balaghat9

Bhind87

Chhatarpur35

Damoh26

Datia12

Guna8

Jhabua14

Katni3

Mandla15

Narsinghpur17

Neemuch319

Niwari0

Panna20

Rajgarh31

Rewa39

Satna24

Sehore12

Seoni2

Shivpuri15

Sidhi17

Singrauli13

Umaria10

39891 866

9202 193

29674 654

1015 19

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad17125

Anand107

Arvalli134

Banas Kantha147

Bhavnagar146

Gandhinagar410

PanchMahals107

Surat2311

Vadodara1555

Bharuch56

Botad55

Chhotaudepur37

Dang5

Dohad43

GirSomnath45

Jamnagar63

Kachchh99

Kheda98

Mahesana159

Mahisagar125

Narmada25

Naysari35

Patan105

Rajkot135

SabarKantha101

Surendranagar55

Tapi6

Valsad47

Amreli16

DevbhumiDwarka22

Junagadh31

Morbi4

Porbandar11

72031 1066

14055

55304 1138

2672 20

DistrictCases

Ajmer379

Banswara91

Bharatpur563

Jaipur2177

Jhalawar329

Jodhpur1748

Kota503

Nagaur500

Alwar90

Barmer34

Bhilwara250

Bikaner112

Chittorgarh188

Churu81

Dausa61

Dholpur60

Dungarpur374

Hanumangarh31

Jaisalmer53

Jhunjhunu64

Karauli17

Pali352

Rajsamand140

SawaiMadhopur26

Sikar231

Tonk171

Udaipur724

Baran59

Bundi5

Ganganagar8

Jalore164

Pratapgarh14

Sirohi130

53670 1173

13810 337

39060 825

800 11

DistrictCases

Faridabad867

Sonipat404

Ambala93

Bhiwani60

CharkiDadri43

Fatehabad38

Gurugram2950

Hisar98

Jhajjar114

Jind38

Kaithal48

Karnal104

Kurukshetra55

Nuh68

Palwal120

Panchkula39

Panipat78

Rohtak145

Sirsa50

Yamunanagar19

Mahendragarh47

Rewari56

42429 794

6448 77

35492 711

489 6

DistrictCases

Agra933

Aligarh215

Amroha80

Bareilly17

Bijnor157

Bulandshahr166

Firozabad190

Gautam Buddha Nagar1119

Kanpur Nagar286

Lucknow386

Mathura129

Meerut504

Moradabad252

Muzaffarnagar117

Rae Bareli78

Rampur203

Saharanpur298

Sant Kabeer Nagar132

Varanasi243

Auraiya37

Ayodhya120

Azamgarh138

Baghpat68

Bahraich73

Balrampur49

Banda27

Basti214

Bhadohi60

Budaun23

Etah52

Etawah46

Ghaziabad794

Ghazipur159

Gonda59

Gorakhpur166

Hapur225

Hardoi49

Jalaun41

Jaunpur194

Jhansi41

Kannauj69

Kasganj16

Kaushambi6

Mainpuri46

Mau48

Mirzapur22

Pilibhit15

Pratapgarh15

Prayagraj30

Sambhal116

Shamli40

Shravasti23

Sitapur32

Sultanpur97

Unnao42

Ambedkar Nagar92

Amethi206

Ballia60

Barabanki168

Chandauli38

Chitrakoot4

Deoria143

Farrukhabad36

Fatehpur3

Hamirpur3

Hathras43

Kanpur Dehat4

Kheri72

Kushi Nagar67

Lalitpur3

Maharajganj85

Mahoba3

Shahjahanpur25

Siddharth Nagar159

Sonbhadra10

126722 4113

47878

76724 4074

2120 51

DistrictCases

Central4817

East2472

New Delhi3405

North3059

North East1914

North West5463

Shahdara1580

South2329

South East2446

South West2391

West4768

146134 707

10346

131657 1070

4131 20

DistrictCases

Dhubri30

Goalpara19

Marigaon50

Baksa14

Barpeta28

Biswanath16

Bongaigaon12

Cachar80

Charaideo29

Chirang6

Darrang20

Dhemaji47

Dibrugarh61

Dima Hasao86

Golaghat203

Hailakandi57

Hojai89

Jorhat24

Kamrup42

Kamrup Metro276

KarbiAnglong13

Karimganj85

Kokrajhar37

Lakhimpur57

Majuli2

Nagaon143

Nalbari23

Sivasagar20

Sonitpur27

South SalmaraMancachar4

Tinsukia84

Udalguri28

West KarbiAnglong5

61737 2900

18000 1633

43586 1261

151 6

DistrictCases

East District3

North District0

South District3

West District0

910 44

399 28

510 16

1

DistrictCases

Buxar134

Gaya115

Munger188

Patna279

Rohtas256

Arwal52

Aurangabad75

Banka134

Begusarai243

Bhagalpur266

Bhojpur103

Darbhanga143

Gopalganj123

Jehanabad178

Kaimur (bhabua)105

Lakhisarai72

Madhepura82

Madhubani199

Nalanda123

Nawada122

PurbiChamparan138

Purnia135

Saran101

Siwan139

Vaishali87

Araria68

Jamui47

Katihar175

Khagaria253

Kishanganj75

Muzaffarpur96

Pashchim Champaran57

Saharsa88

Samastipur139

Sheikhpura118

Sheohar20

Sitamarhi73

Supaul87

82550 3099

28065 159

54088 2930

397 10

DistrictCases

24 Paraganas North1031

24 Paraganas South281

Darjeeling97

Howrah1435

Jalpaiguri88

Kalimpong18

Kolkata2777

Maldah235

Medinipur East153

Medinipur West159

Hooghly604

Murshidabad125

Nadia139

Paschim Bardhaman70

Purba Bardhaman130

Alipurduar39

Bankura116

Birbhum206

Coochbehar210

Dinajpur Dakshin50

Dinajpur Uttar216

Jhargram9

Purulia66

98459 2905

26031

70328 3208

2100 41

DistrictCases

South Andamans33

Nicobars1

North And Middle Andaman1

1625 135

896 74

709 61

20

DistrictCases

Pondicherry111

Karaikal2

Mahe4

Yanam0

5624 242

2180 86

3355 154

89 2

DistrictCases

Anjaw0

Changlang31

Dibang Valley0

East Kameng0

East Siang1

Kamle0

KraDaadi0

KurungKumey0

Leparada0

Lohit3

Longding0

Lower Dibang Valley0

Lower Siang0

Lower Subansiri0

Namsai2

PakkeKessang1

Papum Pare8

Shi Yomi0

Siang0

Tawang1

Tirap0

Upper Siang1

Upper Subansiri0

West Kameng0

West Siang1

2231 76

636

1592 110

3

DistrictCases

Dimapur20

Kiphire3

Kohima7

Longleng0

Mokokchung0

Mon8

Peren2

Phek1

Tuensang3

Wokha0

Zunheboto0

3011 230

2030 161

973 69

8

DistrictCases

Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

1613 49

444 3

1167 46

2

DistrictCases

Ranchi148

Bokaro16

Deoghar5

Dhanbad32

Garhwa80

Giridih19

Hazaribagh110

Jamtara2

Koderma58

Simdega48

Chatra1

Dumka5

East Singhbum170

Godda2

Gumla28

Khunti10

Latehar14

Lohardaga8

Pakur4

Palamu27

Ramgarh75

Sahebganj0

SaraikelaKharsawan20

West Singhbhum21

18723 585

8811

9724 886

188 11

DistrictCases

Gomati74

North Tripura14

Dhalai196

Khowai24

Sepahijala174

South Tripura53

Unakoti49

West Tripura45

6372 164

1673

4656 213

43 1

DistrictCases

Kargil77

LehLadakh43

1717 29

471 14

1237 15

9

DistrictCases

Anantnag395

Bandipora175

Shopian255

Srinagar300

Baramulla271

Budgam110

Ganderbal37

Jammu138

Kathua53

Kulgam295

Kupwara231

Rajouri39

Ramban151

Reasi26

Samba25

Udhampur155

Mirpur0

Muzaffarabad0

Doda27

Kishtwar10

Poonch35

Pulwama108

25367 470

7514 92

17375 372

478 6

DistrictCases

Chamba29

Hamirpur117

Kangra105

Sirmaur11

Solan32

Una41

Bilaspur21

Kinnaur2

Kullu4

Lahaul And Spiti0

Mandi21

Shimla10

3463 92

1241 66

2205 24

17 2

DistrictCases

Jalandhar297

Ludhiana293

Patiala132

Amritsar485

Barnala25

Faridkot74

Firozepur50

Gurdaspur154

Hoshiarpur140

Kapurthala44

Mansa31

Moga65

Pathankot86

S.A.S Nagar137

Sangrur107

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99

Sri Muktsar Sahib71

Tarn Taran163

Bathinda60

Fatehgarh Sahib57

Fazilka53

Rupnagar (Ropar)74

24889 986

8550 552

15735 416

604 18

DistrictCases

Haridwar94

Dehradun370

Nainital323

Almora71

Bageshwar31

Chamoli36

Champawat45

PauriGarhwal36

Pithoragarh43

Rudraprayag30

Tehri Garhwal110

Udam Singh Nagar83

Uttar Kashi24

10021 389

3586 213

6301 167

134 9

DistrictCases

Bishnupur7

Chandel5

Churachandpur32

Imphal East10

Imphal West21

Jiribam3

Kakching2

Kamjong5

Kangpokpi26

Noney1

Pherzawl3

Senapati6

Tamenglong2

Tengnoupal9

Thoubal18

Ukhrul4

3853 100

1720 22

2122 78

11

DistrictCases

Chandigarh313

1595 80

566

1004 100

25

DistrictCases

East Khasi Hills22

East Garo Hills0

East Jaintia Hills0

North Garo Hills1

Ribhoi0

South Garo Hills0

South West Garo Hills4

South West Khasi Hills0

West Garo Hills5

West Jaintia Hills1

West Khasi Hills1

1114 52

610 44

498 8

6

DistrictCases

Aizawl10

Champhai0

Hnahthial0

Khawzawl0

Kolasib11

Lawngtlai2

Lunglei2

Mamit8

Saiha0

Saitual1

Serchhip0

623 3

300

323 25

0

DistrictCases

Lakshadweep District0

0

0

0

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