Chandigarh University has extended its food distribution drive for poor and needy people in the villages and slums of Chandigarh. On the call given by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, V P Singh Badnore asking the organizations to come forward and help the daily wagers, labor class and other economically weaker sections of the society, Chandigarh University has joined hands with UT Administration to distribute cooked meals in the city. Chandigarh University is running various community service programs under its CU-AID campaign like daily distribution of food for 2000 poor and needy, arrangement of fodder and food for stray animals, distribution of 4000 liters of hand sanitizer to various organizations, orphanages and old age homes and setting up of 2000 bed isolation facility for COVID-19 patients at Gharuan.
Giving details about the food distribution drive in Chandigarh, Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University said, “From the beginning of second phase of lockdown from April 15 onwards, team Chandigarh University under the guidance and planning of DC Chandigarh, Mandip Singh Brar (IAS) is sending cooked meals for 1000 people daily to the various locations as required by the UT Administration”. Apart from distributing food for 1000 people and sending it to various locations in Mohali, team Chandigarh University has reached out to needy people in various UT Villages which includes Attawa, Dhanas, Kajheri and Burail during the past one week. “We have distributed food to more than 70,000 people ever since the lockdown began on 25th April and will continue with the drive till 3rd May” added Sandhu.Meanwhile 500 liters of hand sanitizer prepared by the students of University Institute of Applied Health Sciences at Chandigarh University was given to Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi for the use and protection of healthcare professionals working in the hospital engaged in treating the coronavirus infected patients.