Buddhist Monks and Organisations distributing Groceries and food to the Needy People
Buddhist Monks and Organisations distributing Groceries and food to the Needy People #Covid19 or #Coronavirus Pandemic has caused many a problem for all but the worst sufferers are the poor and the marginalised and some who happened to get into the crossfires of the pandemic and containment regulations. A week after the #Lockdown announcement distress calls started to be received at the various places individual as well as organised. Taking the call the Bauddha Dharmankur Sabha (Bengal Buddhist Association) started the drive by providing groceries and cooked food to the people going as far as Chakdaha in Nadia district. By then the problem started getting more severe. The call was answered at the local level as well as at the organisational level. The Bhartiya Sangharaja Bhikkhu Mahasabha (West Bengal), an umbrella organisation of the Monks along with the Siddhartha United Social Welfare Mission led by Ven. Dr. Buddhapriya Mahathera in association with the Global Buddhist Women Federation and the Prajnarashmi Concert Group led by Ms. Asmita Barua jointly distributed groceries in Maheshtala, Akra, Ichapur Bibeknagar, Duttapukur, Rishra, Santragachi, Bandel, Durganagar, Narayanpur where Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhipala of the Bauddha Dharmankur Sabha and Ven. Binaysri Mahathera of the Santiniketan Ambedkar Buddhist Welfare Mission were also present. The Rampur Paharpur Samhilita Bauddha Samiti led by Sri Amiya Kanti Barua and Ven. Bonosree Bhikkhu gave away groceries to the people of Rampur. Ven. Arunjyoti Mahathera of Tollygunge Sambodhi Buddha Vihara also made cash donations to the needy people who was joined with other people. In the meantime the Santiniketan Ambedkar Buddhist Welfare Mission gave away groceries to the the poor of the area. Durgapur Bauddha Samiti too got together and distributed groceries to the people. The Akra Bauddha Samiti too distributed cooked food to the people which was sponsored by an unnamed donor. The Ichapur Tathagata Vihara too distributed groceries to the people led by Ven. M. Dharmaratna Bhikkhu. The Jamshedpur Bodhi Society also distributed groceries to the people. The Buddhist organisations have come forward to help the people in need at a time when their hands of co-operation was much needed. We thank all of them for this gesture of compassion and also to all those innumerable donors who came out all guns blazing not thinking twice about their personal difficulties. Thanks to all volunteers who came out to join in this effort. Sadhu and anumodana to all well wishers. We share this maitri accrued through these meritorious deeds to all the sick to get well soon, to all the dead and the dying be well and peaceful, to all the frontline workers for your sacrifice and resilience, to all the people to be well and happy and safe.