Natural disasters, apart from revealing the helplessness of humans in front of nature’s whimsical tyrannies, also give us the opportunity to join our hands irrespective of race, caste, creed or religion. Yaas, a tropical cyclone, which swept across Orissa and West Bengal in May, 2021, was no different. Taking cue from this belief, OmDayal Group of Institutions, Uluberia, Howrah, took a pledge to stand by the inhabitants of the calamity-stricken areas to provide mental, physical, as well as financial support. However, this task not only required the hard work of a cohort of passionate compatriots, but also proper planning and consequent implementations.
The first step of the odyssey involved informing the Uluberia Police Station and Uluberia BDO1, two government local bodies in charge. After that, a group of staff members selected areas such as Uluberia BDO1, Phuleswar, Kalinagar BDO1 and Athgachi and undertook a mission to support the afflicted dwellers with daily ration. From 1.06.2021 to 10.06.2021, food containers consisting of a nutritious meal were distributed among these people. Carrying out this endeavour amidst Covid restrictions beckoned zeal and grit, and our staff members fulfilled it successfully with grace.
The First Year students of OmDayal College of Architecture were taken to Harinarayan Chowk Prathamik Vidyalaya for the yearly NSS activity as a part of their curriculum. The students spent a quality time with the children, played with them, discussed various topics and distributed stationeries, biscuits etc. Students were extremely delighted to spend the day with those pure souls.