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March 30, 2020

Chandigarh University Distributes Food to Neighbouring Villages During the Nationwide Lockdown to Fight the Global Pandemic

Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University

Photo: Team Chandigarh University at Gharuan village, distributing meals to poor and needy people.

Chandigarh, India, March 30, 2020 — Amid 21 days lockdown announced in India, the daily wagers working in factories and construction labor are braving the heat as they are confronting challenges to earn and find food for themselves and their families. Rising to the situation with the spirit of gesture in times of crisis, Chandigarh University is distributing cooked meals two times a day to poor & needy in the six neighborhood villages — Gharuan, Batta, Mankheri, Mamupur, Roorkee Pukta, and Madauli.

The distribution drive started from the first day of the lockdown and will continue throughout the 21 days, the University said. The meals are cooked in the University Mess and then transported to different locations using the institution’s transportation. Jai Vardhan, one of the volunteers participating in the drive, said, “We are currently catering to feed about 500 persons daily, but we can increase our capacity if more demand arises in the coming days.”

“Although the Government of Punjab is ensuring the distribution of food to the poor and needy community throughout the state, yet as an institution, it is our social responsibility to help the lower sections of the society in whatever manner we can,” said Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University (CU).

“CU is also running an awareness campaign to educate the people and residents of villages about the safety precautions from the dreaded pandemic,” Mr. Sandhu added.

The University said that its team is also distributing free hand sanitizers prepared by its Department of Applied Health Sciences.

Chandigarh University (CU) is an autonomous educational institution approved by the University Grants Commission. It is the youngest University in India to be certified with A+ Grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council). CU offers more than 109 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the field of engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, journalism, animation, hotel management, commerce, and other disciplines.

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