The lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic gave birth to several organised kitchens across the country. However, a man in Hyderabad has been providing free food to the poor irrespective of religion every day for the past 10 years. Also Read: Indian Railways launches its first food truck at Pune railway station, details inside
Asif Hussain Sohail providing food through an organisation named ‘Sakina foundation’ which he established in the memory of his late father and daughter in 2010 he established. Sohail provided food and raw food essentials to 10,000 people on a daily basis for three months continuously in the Jubilee Hills area.
Asif Hussain Sohail, President Sakina foundation said, “Organised kitchens were set up in various areas of the city to provide lunch. Around 200 workers volunteered were serving food to migrant laborers, during the COVID-19 lockdown and now they are planning to expand as a constructive program throughout Telangana.” Also Read: Meet Yogi Adityanath’s sister who sells food and flowers near a temple
He further added, “Hunger has no religion. We have seen people picking food from the garbage and consuming it. We have also launched many awareness programs and campaigns for the safety of women and children.”
A beggar, Hamila Bee, said, “On Friday, Sakina foundation serves Chicken curry and the rest of other days we get dal rice”.
“They provide free of cost and good quality food”, said a watchman who has been eating the free lunch service for many days. Also Read: Foods that help to Boost the Immune System naturally
People are praising him for his efforts on Twitter:
Recently, Hyderbad’s west zone Commissioner, A.R Srinivas, reached out to Sohail with a Letter of Appreciation for serving lunch and dinner packs to thousands of migrant labourers in the city.
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