Mandaveli youth Raghavendar faces a big question in his life this Monday morning, the day the state-issued lockdown to tackle the pandemic rolls out.
This ex-student of San Thome School and an engineering grad ran a fresh juices hawker stall outside P. S. School gate in Mylapore for some three weeks – this was his first jab at going it by himself after a few years of work in factories.
“It is summer time and so I felt I could earn a decent income,” he says on the phone on Sunday just before his fully-green cart welcomes clients to rosemilk, nungu and nannari and lemon juices. “But now I’m facing a tricky situation.”
But Raghavendar and another friend, also a San Thome school batchmate who has a regular job have another task on their hands. They just launched We Care Mylapore, which promises to provide foodstuff, medicines, vegetables and stuff to senior citizens and virus-affected families. For free and in Mylapore and Mandaveli areas only.
They got their first calls on Sunday. A woman wanted them to arrange a newspaper vendor to supply a daily to het parents who are quarantined.
Why did they jump into this?
“We saw elders suffering in our colony so…..”
Contact Raghavendar at 8610701344./ Phone and WhatsApp.