Malleshwar Rao, Oxygen Volunteer

Malleshwar Rao, a humble child labourer from Hyderabad, is refilling 70-80 oxygen cylinders each day from Cherlapally Industrial Area and delivers them to Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital and Tirumala Hospital on his four-wheeler.

Since the first wave, he has provided grocery kits to 70,000 families, served food to over 5,000 people every day and donated 23,000 PPE kits and 6,000 masks.

He has distributed water bottles among frontline workers, helped 150 people with emergencies by arranging calls with doctors and also distributed 50 tonnes of fruits and vegetables.

I request you and the editorial board to kindly assign a journalist to further pursue this story in detail.

This will spread awareness in the minds of the citizens of our nation towards the financial and social issues faced by the underprivileged and encourage them to play an active role towards contributing in such efforts by putting in their resources, time and energy for a cause.

 I am certain that the campaigning for this projects’ funds will gain traction from all people sensitive towards the consequences such as hunger and lack of facilities faced by the underprivileged due to the pandemic.

People who are concerned and looking for opportunities to contribute towards a meaningful cause in this difficult time will also willingly support.