The members of Kalyana Nagar Association have been doing their bit to help the community at this time of crisis.
T. R. Prakash, secretary of Kalyana Nagar Association at Mandavelipakkam says, “When the prime minister talked about the lockdown on March 22, we decided we needed to do something to spread awareness about the need to stay home. On March 21, with the permission of police and corporation officials, we drafted a message in Thamizh, got it fixed to a speaker on an auto and went around the neighbourhood to announce the same”.
He continues, “When the three week lockdown was announced, we made arrangements to donate more than Rs. 20000 worth of provisions like rice, dhal, rava, oil, sugar, salt and wheat flour to the community kitchen through the office of our Mylapore MLA R. Nataraj (seen in the picture). We also distributed 300 masks to the inspector at the E5 police station at Foreshore Estate and about 100 masks to the Ramky workers”.
“Since most of the small vegetable vendors have closed their shops, several seniors have not been able to purchase vegetables. We are planning to purchase vegetables in bulk from koyambedu, ask seniors to place their orders through Whatsapp and then deliver it to their homes”.