Pritam Sharma

In the initial stage of Lockdown, I had gone out to buy bread and butter for myself, but unfortunately, I
couldn't get it due to lockdown and while coming back home. I saw a lady walking and crying. She also
had a man with her and she was asking him to take her to Murbad a place in Maharashtra's Thane
District. She also mentioned that she hasn't eaten anything for the past three days and that hurt me
badly as I was able to get food on time. I realized that she was in dire need of food and so I went home,
brought some fruit, biscuits, and handed over that to her. I saw a smile and happiness on her face. She
had her eyes shining upon getting food to eat. After giving her food while I was walking back home I
thought there would be many more people who would have lost their jobs and would be struggling to
survive on a daily basis. After reaching home the first thing I did was I made a broadcast list and sent a
message to all that I am trying to help people in need and I am raising funds for that. I request them to
donate whatever they could. Initially, there wasn't any positive response, but then in the evening, I got a
donation of 500 from a girl from Dombivli. Her name was Rosemary Amolik. Soon after that, I started
receiving donations. I personally donated 15,000 from my own pocket to help. UPay foundation donated
6700, WorldHelpGroup helped with food packets, but ultimately the question was of being on the field
and help people. I knew that just by raising funds my purpose is not going to get fulfilled so I myself
went on to the field and donated, distributed ration and food packets.
I am proud to tell that I with the help of Sagar Gupta, Gaurav Chaudhary (Television actor), Gurvachan
Singh, Firoz Chaudhary being on the ground, I have distributed more than 3000 KG's ration and more
than 1000 food packets. We have also helped Covid19 Positive patients with things they ever asked and
we're in our cup of tea. We have loved doing it and making people happy.

Regards,
Pritam Sharma
Author, Social Worker

Pritam Sharma