Exclusive: COVID-19 patient from Mumbai gifts golden bangles in return for free food

Dahisar-based Samast Mahajan has been offering free tiffin service to the residents from the nearby areas. Upon receiving help consistently, a patient with coronavirus infection, returned the box with two gold bangles as a token of appreciation.

Exclusive: COVID-19 patient from Mumbai gifts golden bangles in return for free food

The second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection raised several concerns for the civic body and officials had advised the citizens to stay at home and not leave unless necessary. Meanwhile, people were asymptomatic, but positive for coronavirus, were asked to be under home quarantine, due to lack of space at the hospitals. 

Several such cases were reported in Mumbai and these patients were also said to be suffering from unavailability of food. Observing this, many organisations and citizens offered help by providing tiffin or meal services in Mumbai. Home grown businesses have started delivering food to the underprivileged by recognizing the needs of the people. Reports state that people have stepped forward in many ways to support such work by picking up vegetables from the market, to sterilizing them, cooking them, packing them, and delivering them in boxes, all with a smile.

One such organisation doing this for Mumbai is the Samast Mahajan in Dahisar which  provides home cooked meals to the homeless patients in Dahisar, Kandivali and Borivali areas. As of now, meals are served to over 500 people a day and the work of this organization is being appreciated across the city. Observing the work, many people from the locality have coming forward on their own to help the organization. 

To our surprise, a woman who sought the support return the lunch box with  gold bracelets as a gift. Sharing more information with Mumbai Live, Girish Shah from Samast Mahajan, said, "Just like any other day, we received out tiffin boxes from the house, and while cleaning the boxes, we found the gold bangles. The team initially wondered about the same, but we sought more information about the woman and contacted her. We contacted her and were shocked to know her story. She said no one was with her during this difficult situation. We offered her food regularly and in return she gave us the bangles so that we can help other citizens like her.

Girish added that many such instances have been experienced by the association on a regular basis. In another situation, someone sent a cart full of food outside his office, however, the person did not reveal their name. Many unknown people are extending a helping hand without sharing their information.

Due to such events, the association is happy that humanity is still alive today.

If you wish to support Samast Mahajan, please contact 9820020876 or visit their website here.

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