COVID19: ‘Pahal’– a school for slum children shuts till Mar 31, distribute sanitizers in Jammu

A volunteer member giving demonstration to a slum boy of using sanitizer in view of Corona Virus at 'Pahal' School for slum children in Jammu on Monday.

Jammu: In view of closure of almost all public places, recreational hubs and educational institutions, ‘Pahal’– a voluntarily run school for slum children was on Monday shut till March 31.
The school authorities have also distributed sanitizers among the children and gave them demonstrations for further awareness of family members on the pandemic.
Project ‘Pahal’ is run by NGO–Damodhar Satri Udyog Sanstha having 85-yr-old retired police officer, Omkar Nath as its Chairman.
“We have shut the classes till March 31 with special awareness camp organised for the children,” Sunita Chandra, Secretary ‘Pahal’ told UNI.
She expressed, “around 35 children of slum areas, are given free education, books and other necessary items by us and in view of COVID19, we wanted them to stay safe, we distributed sanitizers and soaps among them so that they use it within families and further spread awareness to prevent everyone from the viral infection.”
Ms Chandra further said, “we all family members contribute from our pockets to buy books, stationary, bags and required items for the children and similarly, we voluntarily purchased these sanitizers/soaps and gave to them as preventive measure.”
The children besides local, are also from UP, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Orissa, studying in ‘Pahal’, she said and added, “we gave them demos of taking care of themselves and prevent all type of infections so that it do not spread further.”