The coronavirus outbreak is posing a challenge to well-being of people, which goes beyond protecting oneself from the pandemic. As India braves through a 21-day lockdown scarcity of food, little or no access to medicines among elderlies and hoarding of essentials are some of the challenges that we are facing. It is heartwarming to see people from different economic strata coming forward to help others in these distressing times. One such inspiring person is a farmer from Nashik in Maharasthra who has donated wheat from his farm.
The wheat he harvested is from one acre of his three-acre land. Datta Ram Patil told ANI that he is a small farmer and is not financially stable but if the family has one chapatti then they can give half to others who are in need.
He garnered praise from the Office of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, who tweeted, “Only Humanity can help us win the war! Thank you Datta Ram Patil Ji for this.”
- Datta Ram Patil, a farmer in Nashik, has emerged as a corona warrior in the time of coronavirus.
- He has donated wheat he harvested from one of his three-acre land to those in need
- He is a poor farmer but his financial situation didn’t prevent him from helping others.
Maharashtra in dire straits
Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country, by coronavirus outbreak.The state has reported six deaths and over 200 COVID-19 confirmed cases as of Sunday evening. The total number of coronavirus cases in India has jumped to 1024 with 27 deaths.
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Other corona warriors
Corona warriors across the country are coming together to help those in need. A lot of sportspersons, entrepreneurs and celebrities have also come forward to lend their support. Such as:
India’s star Badminton player PV Sindhu has donated Rs 5 lakh each to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state governments.
Patil garnered praise from the Office of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, who tweeted, “Only Humanity can help us win the war! Thank you Datta Ram Patil Ji for this.”
In a bid to support her people in her hometown, Hima Das has donated one month’s salary to Assam’s COVID-19 relief fund. The Asian Games gold medallist has also been instrumental in raising awareness about COVID-19.
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Tennis star Sania Mirza also raised money with the help of Safa organization. This money will be used to provide food and other basic necessities to daily wage workers, who have been most affected by this pandemic.
Entrepreneur Devita Saraf has donated her one month salary to the cause of making food and medicine packets for daily wage workers and homeless people in Mumbai.
Sixteen-year-old all-rounder Richa Ghosh has also donated Rs 1 lakh to the Bengal Chief Minister’s relief fund. She represented India in the Women’s T20 World Cup earlier this month.
Actor Shilpa Shetty has pledged to donate 21 lakh to PM-CARES fund.