SHELTER BASICS AND COVID FLYERS
Essentials for the community
When we serve humanity, we serve anyone and everyone.
Sant Baljit Singh
Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra has proactively approached the local administration to offer our services to comfort and serve the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We donated basic necessities for shelter homes, offered our centers as shelter homes and isolation centers, and assisted government efforts in raising public awareness regarding Covid-19 flyers. The photo stories below highlight Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra’s service to humanity throughout India.
Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra donated basic comforts for those quarantined in various shelter homes during the pandemic. The donated items include blankets, mattresses, bed sheets, pillows with covers, buckets, mugs, toiletry kits containing toothbrushes, soaps, combs, bottles of hair oil, and towels, dustbins with lids, detergent, and toilet cleaning items.
Your organization has been working very hard since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, to help the citizens in various ways. I am particularly pleased on hearing that your organization has provided mattresses, pillows with covers, hand wash, liquid antiseptic and disinfectant, and bed sheets for the quarantine centers. I am sure you will continue to display similar zeal, hard work, devotion for such noble causes in future too.
Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Chandigarh
Six Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra centers in Himachal Pradesh have been requisitioned as shelter homes that are managed by the local administration.
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Chandigarh edition of the Amar Ujala newspaper reported that the local administration had set up quarantine centers in Nalagarh, including one at the Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra Nalagarh center. The quarantine centers followed health monitoring guidelines and provided daily health status updates to the local authorities. 45 people were quarantined at the Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra center in Nalagarh for 3 weeks.
In May 2020, Prashant Deshtra, SDM Nalagarh issued the order below that requisitioned four Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra centers as quarantine centers.
Keeping in view of the enforcement of curfew in the entire state, owing to the outbreak of the epidemic disease, namely coronavirus, and recent guidelines received from the government, a number of people, who due to the lockdown have been stranded in various parts of the county, are now entering the state. Therefore, in continuation of earlier orders, I, Prashant Deshtra, SDM Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh, exercising powers vested in me under Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and under Disaster Management Act, 2005, do hereby requisition the following Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra of the BBN area with immediate effect:
- Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra, Baddi
- Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra, Barotiwala
- Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra, Manpura
- Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra, Nalagarh
Subsequently, in June 2020, Prashant Deshtra, SDM Nalagarh further requisitioned Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra, Reru, Nalagarh as an institutional quarantine center and transferred the Nodal officer and supporting staff to be deployed there. A separate order dated June 10, 2020 requisitioned Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra Majhog Sultani center as an institutional quarantine center for persons arriving from red zone states. This brought the total to six Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra centers that served as shelter homes.
To assist government efforts in raising awareness and educating the public, Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra has printed tens of thousands of government Covid-19 flyers, and distributed these in multiple locations, including food distribution centers. As the people waited in line to receive cooked food packets, they read these flyers that explained the hygiene factors to safeguard against the Covid-19 virus.