By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 20 Apr: The COVID-19 pandemic may have brought the world to a standstill but has enlivened the spirit of compassion and humanity amongst the able, responsible citizens of the nation. While the world faces the agonising wrath of the coronavirus, significant acts of kindness and love are the only glimmers of hope.
Standing in solidarity with the nation and its people, Graphic Era group of institutions has pledged to donate 1 lakh kilograms of food grains and several essential commodities to those in need; the unfortunate, the stranded, and the deprived, with over 20,000 kilograms already distributed. Prof Kamal Ghanshala, Founder President, Graphic Era group of institutions is committed to uplifting those afflicted by the pandemic with his aid and contribution.
Today, Rakhee Ghanshala, Member, Board of Management, Graphic Era, handed over 500 packets of food grains weighing 12 kilograms each, constituting rice, essential spices, cooking oil, flour, pulses, salt, sugar, etc., to the distressed underprivileged families with meagre means of survival. The food packets are said to cater to 10 days of needs and ration requirements of each family. Apart from donating food grains and commodities, the university has also offered over 60 ultramodern rooms to the Uttarakhand administration, which can be utilised as a quarantine facility for the COVID-19 affected. In view of the shortage of hand sanitisers within the state, the university prepared 25 litres of sanitiser, prepared as per International World Health Organisation (WHO) standards and guidelines. The batch has been handed over to the police department of Uttarakhand.
From offering shelter and support to migrant labourers, to spreading awareness through digital media, the university has left no stone unturned to keep the public healthy, informed, and secure. Keeping in mind the safety of the employees, each staff and faculty member of the university has been allowed to work from the comfort of their homes, and students have been persistently engaged with regular academic activities and curriculum fulfillment online. Moreover, assessments have been duly conducted through the university’s very own online exam portal, proving that education and learning never stop at Graphic Era.