Noushad giving food items to migrant vendor families
Kochi: Noushad, the kindhearted merchant at Ernakulam Broadway who gave all the clothes in his shop to the flood relief volunteers last year, has offered a helping hand during the lockdown too. This time, he supplied food items to the families of migrant street vendors in the Broadway.
Noushad said that he helped them as they told him that they are facing shortage of food. "I could not stay peacefully when I knew that they are short of food items. I borrowed Rs 5000 from my niece and took some amount I had, to buy the food stuff and handed over to them," he added.
Noushad also said that he followed all guidelines of the health workers and the government while supplying the items. He submitted a declaration at Ernakulam Central Station before going out to buy the things. He also wore mask and gloves to ensure safety as part of coronavirus resistance.
Though he wanted to help more people, financial difficulties hold Noushad back. He has also started a charitable trust 'Insaniyath' for the purpose of serving others.
"Though the government has arranged everything, it has limitations. We should initiate to help others. Many people call me seeking help. But I cannot help all on my own. If others too showed willingness to help, we can help many more," Noushad said.