In the aftermath of Cyclone Fani, while help has been pouring in from all quarters for Odisha, quite a few regions in its interiors are still reeling under the trail of destruction the cyclone has left behind. In an effort to expedite help to such regions and its communities, a group of five youths from Mumbai conducted an on-ground relief work between 15th and 18th June, 2019. As part of the outreach programme Dhruv Mehta (12 years) along with Raahil Mehta (14 years), Manit Shah (16 years), Latisha Shah (23 years) and Yash Mehta (23 years) visited and conducted relief work in the tribal communities of Mayurbhanj. The activity was organized by ‘Living To Change’ and ‘Mayurbhanj Foundation’ and received support from
The team also focused on providing aid to communities of lepers, orphans and differently abled women by donating clothes, dental and sanitary kits, school bags and stationary. They also conducted hygiene workshops and provided monetary assistance for rebuilding infrastructure and food.
“The devastation caused by this calamity and the suffering it has brought to the people is distressing. While we cannot undo the loss, we wish to try and do our best to help mitigate the prevailing situation to gradually bring it back to normalcy. We are thankful to Mayurbanj Foundation, Living to Change and to Akshita Bhanjdeo who helped and guided us in our effort to reach out to the affected communities,” concludes Latisha Shah.