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Rani Rampal enables ration distribution to 150 families amid lockdown

Rani Rampal enables ration distribution to 150 families amid lockdown

The Bridge Desk

Published: 2 April 2020 10:13 AM GMT

In the wake of a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, concerns have been raised about daily-wage earners being left without any source of income due to a sudden lack of work. While the government announcing a package worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore for daily wagers and the poor will go a long way in ensuring that no one sleeps hungry, many are still grappling with the loss of bread and lurking disease and death.

In what can be called one of the biggest gestures by any Indian athlete, women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal took the lead on her own feet to feed the poor, left stranded away from their homes, by enabling dry ration distribution to 150 families in Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.

“Let’s stand together in these difficult times to ensure that the underprivileged are helped to get the basic necessities. Thank you @DCPSouthDelhi @ADcpsouthdelhi for initiating the ration distribution as #DelhiPoliceFightsCovid,” she wrote on Twitter.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police also expressed his gratitude to Rampal. “We express our gratitude to @imranirampal for enabling Dry Ration Distribution to 150 families in Ambedkar Nagar,” read the tweet.

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Since the outbreak of the global pandemic, the biggest names in sports have come together to raise money and awareness for its relief. Some have pledged their salaries while a few others have donated medical equipment to fight the dreaded outbreak, which has claimed 50 lives across the country so far.

The disease has already wreaked havoc on the sporting calendar, forcing the postponement of the much-awaited 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as well as the suspension of several major professional sporting events.

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