The road that comes to cites, goes back to village as well. This has been proven by a Hindu guy, Sagar Langhani who came to Karachi with intentions for higher education. If philanthropy had a face then he best fits for it. From a struggling family, born at Samaro district Umerkot, Sagar has proven that dreaming big is possible with open eyes but accomplishing that dream is a big success. While graduating from a renowned institute of Karachi, he engaged himself for the betterment of society too. Being a Hindu and conducting Iftaar drives in different localities of Karachi is also appreciable. Most applauding thing of his social work is that religion does not matter to him because in a conversation with him, once he said to me that the biggest religion in this world is humanity.
The current scenario of COVID19 is a big test for everyone but the biggest challenge is for privileged class that how far they could go to help the poor. But being an individual, Sagar has stepped forward and helped the poor people of Tharparkar and Umerkot. The ration bags distributed among the citizens contained basic food for household. Source of funding for the ration drive in lockdown is from the community, people living in abroad and Pakistan. Ration has been distributed among the needy by a three staged verification process. In first data of needy was collected, then that list was verified by neighbors and lastly the shortlisted were provided the ration.
Now the good thing came out during the ration drive was honesty of people that many refused from taking ration by stating that they have sufficient food. Amazing thing to discuss here is, a house of transgender who refused from taking ration bags by saying they have enough food for few days, they considered their neighbor Trans genders to be helped first. This example of honesty is to be written with golden letters.
Some people just pretend that they are trying to help us but actually they are not. Sagar has broken this stereotype by proving himself a helping hand. When it comes to COVID19 crisis, soon after the lockdown was imposed nationwide and people adopted social distancing, many were made jobless and went back to their home towns. This includes house workers who were the only bread winners of their families. Good thing about people were they refused asking people to help them because of their self-respect. Sagar silently collected their profiles and with simple verification by their neighbors, he gave them ration bags. Not even this, cash was also given to people to solve their financial issues.
When it comes to know who is there to help you out, the right time is test them in your difficult time. Sagar is the best example for our society that there are people who come first when there is need of help. This proverb ‘a friend in need is friend indeed’ has proven right in his example that hard times like COVID-19 was a real testing time. Although the number is too small but if we all start thinking like Sagar, then change is not far away from us. All we need is ‘initiative’. If we talk about numbers, 1500 ration bags were distributed and more than 1200 families were helped financially. This is an example for those who says “Ek bunda kya kar skta hai”?