Sex workers of Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district have proved that humanity is still alive in today’s society and their contribution to Chennai flood victims will make you proud of them.
A report in The Hindustan Times suggests that many of them dipped into their savings and survived on just one meal a day to collect Rs 1 lakh as a donation.
The money was then given to the district collector Anil Kawade at an event organised by NGO Snehalaya in Ahmednagar.
The founder of the NGO, Girish Kulkarni, said, “Of the around 3,000 sex workers in the district in western Maharashtra, almost 2,000 contributed to the relief fund.”
Last week, Chennai experienced the wettest December day that the city has seen in more than 100 years. As a result of heavy rains, lakhs of people were left stranded with no electricity, no access to food and drinking water, and, most tragically, nowhere to go for refuge from the gushing floods.
Flood-ravaged Chennai and its suburbs now face the mounting challenge of preventing outbreak of diseases as the deluge has left heaps of garbage and muck on the streets.
Praising the efforts of the sex workers, Kulkarni said:
“These women were restless when they came to know of the deluge in Chennai. They decided that they should do something to help residents there… We are in touch with Delhi-based NGO Goonj for ensuring further relief to the people of Chennai.”