Mysuru: Buoyed by the recognition as ‘Covid Warriors of India’, a specially- abled teacher in the city is reacing out to more of her peers, who need a helping hand during the prevailing Covid crises.
Anita Ravindra G R an Economics teacher at DMS, RIE, a differently abled, along with LIC Employees Union gave food kits to 40 disabled persons near Mahajana’s College, Jayalakshmipuram on Friday.
Forty including six Covid patients among them received the kits today.
Anitha who had kept aside a sum of money to purchase hearing aid, spent it on buying the food kits. Her student Bhargav also the secretary of LIC Employees Union joined hands to make it with ease.
Disabled persons who are running small shops and employed in private companies and self-employed are facing problems in lockdown due to Covid-19.
Around 2,000 disabled persons across the district haven’t received their pension since six months. It has hit the livelihood of differently abled persons. Even the special package announced by State Government has excluded disabled leaving them in a state of lurch. This programme of distributing kits will also grab the attention of the government.
Anita Ravindra told Mysoorunews.com “its a very harrowing time for our people. Government has turned deaf about disabled people’s grievances. Since last six months, 80 per cent of the disabled are waiting for their monthly pension. Government officers are also senseless and are not working towards addressing their issues. Officers and government should respond because we are also citizens who duly deserve the benefits,” she said.
Swabhimani Vishesha Chetanara Balaga secretary Shakuntala said “our members haven’t got their pension, so we are distributing the kits. We urge the government to soon release the pending pension.”
We are thankful to Anita Ravindra G R and LIC Employees Union for their humanitarian gesture during this pressing time, said Shakuntala.
Recently on May 16 also, Anita Ravindra distributed food kits to the needy disabled people. Her noble act caught the attention of Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, who tweeted about her as ‘Covid Warrior’ on May 24.
LIC Employees Union President Balaji, Secretary Bhargav, Sathish and others were present.
– Team Mysoorunews