Mother-son duo in Mumbai serves free meals during Covid pandemic
A mother-son duo in Mumbai has been serving thousands of meals to the needy during the ongoing pandemic
Scenes of despair and despondency are being witnessed on a daily basis even as India battles the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Deaths, cries for oxygen cylinders and hospital beds are common.
But even during such adversity, there are some souls who have, through little ways, reaffirming that humanity still exists.
Heena Mandavia and her son Harsh have been distributing free meals to the needy. What started as an experiment in the first wave has slowly but surely evolved into a massive philanthropic exercise in the second wave.
Overall, they have distributed 22000 meals, 55000 rotis and 6000 homemade sweets.
Harsh told Humans of Bombay, "At first, I was worried for our safety. But then I thought, 'We need to help others'."
"Those days, we were not making enough money but our hearts were full. And when the second wave hit us, I posted a call-for-action again. Within two days, we received Rs 1.5 lakh in donations," he adds.
Harsh lost his father when he was young. His mother brought him up. Help came from several quarters. In fact, the international school in which he studied waived off his fee, thereby enabling him to complete his studies.
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