An entrepreneur, 30-year-old Syed Ali Asgar Razvi, from the Magam area of Budgam district in Srinagar has been providing aid to the Asha workers and expecting mothers. He distributes the in-demand Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits along with sanitizers to the Asha workers so that they can protect themselves from the coronavirus.
Razvi said, “I believe that Asha workers are an elite force who is always at the forefront of helping expecting mothers. They leave their own children back home to be with these pregnant women.
He feels that these workers should be provided with the facilities which normal health workers get. On my part, I could give them the basic protection in the form of PPE kits, sanitizers, and chocolate for their children as a token of recognition of their work.”
Razvi has also distributed the food kits to needy families during the lockdown.
Razvi believes that his work would inspire many other people to do the same during such a time of crisis.
He also said that he is grateful to his friends – Ishfaq, Owais, Riza, and Aquib and he said that it is because of them that he could help the family and they all help him in identifying the destitute and deserving families.
Ali thanked his friends and said, “All thanks to them! They are my real strength who helps me in many ways because I am always preoccupied with my business and with their help, I am able to do the most I can.”
Prior to the lockdown, Ali was sponsoring a local cricket team, named Valley Pride Kashmir Club. He used to provide all the necessary types of equipment so that they can play and practice smoothly.
He was also a helping hand to an 18-year-old footballer, Syed Mujtaba Razvi.