One optimistic on the present disaster is that it has introduced folks nearer and made them extra compassionate. As a number of folks proceed to battle to make ends meet, tennis ace Sania Mirza has been doing her bit to assist them.
“I don’t like to use the word charity. We must do certain things in our lives, and helping each other is an essential part of our existence. My family and I want to do whatever we can whether it’s supporting people with food, financially, or by giving them emotional support,” Mirza says.
In his earlier speeches, PM Narendra Modi spoke about making India self-reliant and urged everyone to be vocal for local. Mirza, too, believes in the ideology. She not too long ago gave a shout out to local manufacturers engaged on a smaller scale to assist them survive throughout these making an attempt times.
“Going local is the way ahead right now. Small businesses have been badly hit but not much has been done about it. They deserve a chance to get back to their feet. I’m glad that people have shown faith in me and the response to whatever I’m doing has been unbelievable,” she shares.
Amid all these, a lot of faux NGOs and trusts additionally got here into light, who’re duping folks and no assist is truly the needy.
Ask Mirza how she and her team are being cautious to keep away from such lapses, the 33-year-old says, “We try to do due diligence and take required precautions. We have proper paperwork in place when we tie-up with an NGO. Plus, we support people directly also and the team has been working on the frontline to reach out to those in need.”
Meanwhile, with Unlock 2.zero underway, Mirza is wanting ahead to get back to the recreation soon. “I’m practising while maintaining social distancing and proper hygiene. Every time we sit down for water, we sanitise our hands. I’ve also been working on my fitness and moves. I’m in a decent shape now, so it has been good so far,” she tells us.
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