Srinagar, 03 June: A 29-year-old youth from Magam area of central Kashmir's Budgam is winning hearts for his philanthropic act of reaching out to families of Asha workers, the grassroots health workers, by facilitating expecting mothers amid the prevailing COVID-19 lockdown.
Syed Ali Asgar Razvi helps Asha workers with personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, hand sanitizers and chocolates for their children for their commendable work for society.
Ali has also helped numerous families with food kits during the pandemic and he believes that helping people makes him feel alive at heart and soul. "Normally, I would chill out with my friends to take a break from busy schedules, but what is more heartwarming is helping needy people. I have never felt this peace before. I had heard about it but never knew the feeling. It really made me feel alive at heart and soul," Ali said on reaching out to Asha workers and their families with the PPE kits, sanitizers, food kits and other essentials.
Ali thinks that Asha workers, despite being at the forefront during the prevailing pandemic and helping the expecting mothers, "are not provided with necessary protection".
"I believe that Asha workers constitute a true elite force who are always there to help pregnant women and accompany them to hospitals even during nights leaving their children back home. They should be provided with all the facilities which normal health workers get,” he said.
He said the initiative he has started may not be enough to meet the workers' needs, but it is a form of thanksgiving. Ali also thanked his friends he said help him in identifying the poor and deserving families and then reach out to such families in person with the essentials.
He is satisfied with the noble cause and expects it would inspire people with available resources to help others during the prevailing pandemic and lockdown. Ali made special mention of his friends Ishfaq, Faizan, Owais, Riza and Aquib.
"They are my real strength who help me in many ways because I am always preoccupied with my business and with their help I am able to do the most I can. All thanks to them, "he said. Ali had recently come to limelight for sponsoring sportspersons eyeing big in the field.