Silchar: During this lockdown period, along with the state, various NGOs have come forward to extend helping hands in reaching out relief materials to the poor, needy and downtrodden across the district of Cachar. Among them International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is playing a distinct role which has come in for high appreciation from the beneficiaries and citizens in general. Nirbhay Dasji, vice president, ISKCON, is the prime inspiring force behind this ‘annadan’ on large scale described quite appropriately as ‘ food for life programme.’
Nirbhay Dasji with his dedicated band of workers have covered a number of villages and provided cooked food to the inhabitants. During the last few days, the places covered are Dudhpatil Shiva Nagar, Haticherra bagan, Nath Para, Boro Dudhpatil, Kali mandir, Radha Nagar, and Merua Grant , Chengcoorie Bagan. Gobinda Nagar, Part II, Rongpur, Shankarbasti, Pechadahar, Daspara and Timata Basti, Chengkuri Road.
Along with that, ISKCON, Silchar, also held free medical cum health check up camp at Kalinagar. Nirbhay Das, vice president of ISKCON, said, “Our holy organisation is committed to humanitarian and philanthropical works. During these critical hours of the country, we stand by the people to render services to our best capacity.” Patients who have come to the camp have been provided free medicines and necessary medical guidance. They have also been provided food. Doctors who examined the patients included Dr Keshav Patikar, Dr Basudeva Patikar and Dr Mrinal Kanti Das. Local organisations Swami Vivekananda SHG, Kalinagar Juba Sangha and Gopal Gobindajiu Ashram helped in smooth conduct and management of the programmes.