Mumbai Teen Donates PPE Kits, Grains and Sanitizer To the Needy

The 17 year old’s initiative motivated his friends to join in and help the cause.

Mumbai Teen Donates PPE Kits, Grains and Sanitizer To the Needy

With the coronavirus numbers hitting a new record high every day, the system is grappling to catch up with all the things that are necessary to fight the outbreak. Right from the start of the outbreak, Personal Protection Equipments (PPE) have been in short supply and also not everyone can afford to buy these. 

A 17-year-old Husain Zakir thought of lending a helping hand to the needy during this pandemic. The youngster from Mumbai used his own pocket money to buy PPE kits, hand sanitizers and food grains and distribute to those in need.  

Husain Zakir took up the initiative after hearing the news of medical staff and policemen dying due to the deadly virus. He used his pocket money worth Rs 15,000 for this cause and even motivated his friends to pitch in and make a contribution.

When the Rotaract Club got to know about Zakir's noble deed, they decided to honour him with and made the President of the club. As per the press release issued by the club, "17-year-old Husain Zakir is youngest President of a community-based Rotaract Club."

While speaking of this initiative by his son, Zakir's father said, "One day Husain got very upset and asked me to help him, and I did. I feel very proud that at such a young age my son considered helping people."

Among the people that have received help from Zakhir is a watchman. He mentioned that with the outbreak spreading and the lockdown in force, he could neither go home nor had the means to sustain in Mumbai. That is when Zakhir came to his rescue and provided him with PPE kit, grains and sanitizer. He was impressed that the young lad at his age was thinking of helping others. 

Like Zakhir there have been a few more teenagers from Mumbai that are lending a helping hand to people in need around them. Recently, 15-year-old Ryan Punamiya had joined hands with his local group Lokhandwala Oshiwara Citizen’s Association (LOCA), to initiate a crowdfunding drive for the frontline workers. Within four days of launching his online campaign, the youngster raised money to distribute face shields for the medical staff at Cooper Hospital. 

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