Relief Riders: Volunteers on cycles

Mounted atop bicycles, Sathya Sankaran with a group of 650 volunteer cyclists is running an initiative to deliver food, medicine and other essentials to COVID-19 patients and senior citizens.

They aim to tackle not one but two global crises — the pandemic and environmental degradation. With more than 100 deliveries a day, Sathya’s

Relief Riders are operating in 10 cities namely- Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Hubli-Dharwad, Silvassa, Guwahati, Gurugram, Jaipur and Belagavi. They take all necessary precautions to safely deliver your supplies, even during a lockdown. And they do it all without adding a single ounce of carbon emission to the environment.

Relief Riders was formed by the city’s Cycle To Work group during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the city in the midst of a two-week lockdown, the cyclists have resumed their voluntary service.

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.

Moreover, the increased attention upon this campaign will allow the foundation to gather more funds to make a greater impact. 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.


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