The riots of 2020 were perhaps the worst that Delhi had seen since 1984. It destroyed lives and livelihoods and created an all-pervading atmosphere of fear and mistrust. Humaneness and compassion seemed to have become forgotten traits of the human character, bloodthirsty mobs roamed the streets and innocent people bore the brunt of a deadly power struggle.
Caught in such a vortex of a pogrom, Sonu, a tea seller from Northeast Delhi, saw his income grinding to a halt, while his life nearly stopped too. Sonu was shot by the rioters and left for dead. His tea stall was vandalised. The poor tea seller, however, refused to give up. He refused to die. He had sustained several wounds but fought on. The lengthy stay at the hospital, however, put him out of work for months. His tea stall needed immediate repairs too.
As a result of this forced loss of work, the financial condition of Sonu and his family started declining. At this point, Sewa Nyaya Utthan Foundation stepped in. Our volunteers met Sonu no sooner than they had come to know about his sad plight. The foundation immediately arranged for financial assistance from its riot relief fund, with which Sonu could pay his hospital expenses, recover and get back to work. Our timely assistance gave Sonu renewed hope.
Sewa Nyaya Utthan Foundation has gone the distance in financially supporting families that have been torn apart by disaster. For those that had lost loved ones, our founders and sewa volunteers have been a pillar of strength, helping them tide over the trauma and counselling them back on to their feet.
The foundation has focused in a big way on rescuing the victims of riots and lockdown, standing staunchly behind families that have suffered due to no fault of theirs and whose very survival had suddenly been put in jeopardy. Do support us so that we can extend a helping hand to the poor and downtrodden sections of society, for whom life is a daily struggle.
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