The Lockdown Heroes

Helping out the migrants returning home in coping up with Quarantine

Laba Nayak, a Vidyadhan scholar from Kalahandi tribal district of Odisha is currently pursuing B. A. Eco. (Hons.) at Khallikote University Berhampur. In these difficult times, Nayak has been helping out as a Care Person for migrant workers at Gram Vikash school, Ganjam, designated as a Quarantine Centre by the government. Along with the school staff, Nayak has been actively engaged in registration, allocation of rooms, campus cleaning, arranging daily exercises and yoga classes and leading the migrants’ group for community activities such as tree plantation. Recalling the Vidyadhan training last year, Nayak adds, “it inspired me to serve fellow countrymen”.

Our scholar showcasing grit and determination by making ends meet during pandemic.

Sautai Bhobute, a Vidyadhan scholar, is a bright girl with an admirable sense of responsibility. When her widowed mother could not go out during the lockdown to sell fruits to support the family, Sautai took over the responsibility. She quickly learnt to stitch, and is now running a small tailoring business in her village – Sonyachi Shiroli, while preparing for NEET exams. She is doing it professionally as can be seen from the pictures of clothes stitched by her.


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