Chandigarh University Extends A Helping Hand Amidst Crisis

2 months ago
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Source: India Today


Chandigarh University Gharuan is distributing cooked meals twice a day to poor & needy in
the 6 neighbourhood villages, namely- Gharuan, Batta, Mankheri, Mamupur, Roorkee Pukta
and Madauli. The meals are cooked in the University Mess and then transported to different
locations using the institution's transportation.

Participating in the drive, Jai Vardhan one of the volunteers said, We are currently catering
to feed about 500 people daily but we can increase our capacity if the more demand arises in
the coming days.
Although the Government of Punjab is ensuring the distribution of food to the poor and
needy community through-out the state, yet as an institution, it is our social responsibility to
help the lower sections of the society in whatever form we can, said Satnam Singh Sandhu,
Chancellor, Chandigarh University.
He further added, CU is also running an awareness campaign to educate the people and
residents of villages about the safety precautions from the dreaded pandemic to be
undertaken.In addition, the University Team is also distributing free hand sanitizers in the
villages, old age homes and orphanages which has been prepared by the University
Department of Applied Health Sciences.