Patiala police distribute ration, food among poor

Patiala police distribute ration, food among poor

Ravneet Singh

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 4

From delivering rations to providing cooked food to the needy, policemen in the district with the help of district administration and NGOs are playing their part in the fight against the Covid-19.

Inspector Ranjit Singh, traffic in-charge, said apart from doing our duty we are ensuring delivery of ration to the needy.

The traffic in-charge and Inspector Kanwarpreet today delivered ration to two e-rickshaw drivers whom they earlier paid to run the rickshaws for the differently abled for free. “They have been out of work in the wake of the lockdown, so we decided to help them out with rations,” he said.

The inspector along with his team also helped a person, who lives near Dal Daliya Chowk here, with treatment at the Rajindra Hospital after receiving information about him from the media.

Two days after The Tribune reported about a family of five struggling for even a square meal a day, SHO Kotwali Sukhdev Singh delivered ration to the poor family on his own. He said, “We are trying to help out the needy and destitute. We are also in touch with the volunteers of the Red Cross Society. Upon receiving information, we inform the volunteers to provide food to the needy.”

Police personnel deputed at the Anardana Chowk, earlier provided cooked food to migrant workers at a nearby sweets shop after they were rendered out of work. They said, “We are trying our best to ensure that no one sleeps without food. The administration is helping those in need as much as it can.”

Officials in the district administration today said the police personnel have delivered over 75,000 packets of cooked and dry food to residents in the district.

The police personnel have also decided to donate various amounts from their salaries ranging from Rs 200 by constables to a day’s salary by gazetted officers to the CM Covid relief fund.

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