Muslim youth and students set example of charity by helping Amphan-hit people in West Bengal

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Calcutta: As the recent Amphan cyclone devastated many parts of West Bengal and brought untold miseries to the people residing in those areas.  However, some kind-hearted youths and students from the Muslim community have set an example of charity works by helping the cyclone-hit people. Their organization, Matia Bruje Youth, has been trying to heal and support these distressed people who lost everything in this nature’s fury.

MatiaBrujed Youth, an organization of students in the Muslim area of Matiyabridge in Calcutta, has distributed a large number of relief items in the Ampha -affected areas. This is for the second time in the last ten days, the volunteers of the organization reached out to the affected people with relief material.

It is to be noted that there are still many areas in the Southern 24 Parganas which are cut off from the mainland. Despite all the claims of the state government, thousands of people are still deprived of relief aid and do not have the necessities of life.  It is expected that a number of social and welfare organizations will run relief campaigns on a large scale in order to provide millions of people with the means to make a living.

 For the second time in the last ten days,   thousands of people have been provided with food, blankets, sheets, clothes and other necessities by setting up relief camps in the storm-hit areas of the Southern 24 Parganas. Medical camps were set up and medicines were distributed among the people. The achievement of the youth of Matia Bridge is being appreciated by all that college and university students are serving humanity in this period of lockdown.

 According to the students, educational activities have been reduced due to the ongoing lockdown, classes are not taking place, and therefore, we are doing public service with educational activities.

The team members said that this time relief items have been distributed in Sagar Island of South 24 Parganas. Food packets, clothes, sanitary pads for women and other essential items have been distributed among 1000 people.

The team members include Tauseef Khan, SK Mohi. Al-Din, Mudassar Nazar, Saif Ali, Ghulam Mustafa, Safdar Ali, Mohammad Israel, Syed Ali Rizvi, Mehfil Ahmed, Danish Shahab Khan, Mohammad Junaid, Ali Asif, MD Shadab, Mohammad Adil, Noor Al-Absar, Shahina Naseem, Noor Mahesh Saba Khan Afrin Ansari, Tahreen Naz, Kainat Tawhid, Amrin Fatima, Qalb Raza, Gulshan Bano, Firdous, Shakib, Zeeshan, Hilal Abbas, Umar Farooq, Fatima Farin Ansari and Pami Ansar.

It is to mention that thousands of houses have been destroyed in more than a dozen districts due to the typhoon on May 20.  The worst hit was South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas where massive destruction took place. More than one million houses have been destroyed. Thousands of acres of standing crops have been destroyed. The ground connection to many areas has been cut off. The river dams have been broken.

Afrin Ansari, Media Coordinator, Matia Bruje Youth Forum, said that our team had also distributed relief items among the needy during the lockdown. He said that the people of the area are helping and encouraging us.

We have also issued an account number for the relief, which is available on the Facebook page of our “Matia Bruje Youth, he added.


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