Syed Ali Ahmed | India Tomorrow
NEW DELHI, AUGUST 22—’Vision 2026’, a project of NGO Human Welfare Foundation (HWF), has not only donated a readymade garment shop to a youngman Chand Mohammed who was handling Covid-19 bodies in LNJP Hospital but also helped several riot victims of Northeast Delhi to settle themselves in their life again.
The shop handed over to Chand Mohammed was inaugurated by Jamaat- -e-Islami Hind (JIH) general secretary T. Arif Ali.
It was financial crisis in the family that had forced Chand Muhammed to discontinue schooling in 2017 and work as a nursing assistant in a private hospital. After he lost his job of the nursing assistant due to lockdown, he joined a company that deployed him as a sweeper at the LNJP Hospital. His job at LNJP Hospital required him to handle bodies of those who died of coronavirus in the hospital.
After the news of Chand Mohammed’s plight was published in different newspapers and news portals, ‘Vision 2026’ authorities approached him and his family, promised him and his family of financial support and providing them means of earning decent livelihood. Chand Mohammed has four sisters: Rafia (18), Muskan (16), Sadaf (14) and Mehad (11), the last three are in school. His mother suffers from a thyroid disorder.
Chand quit this job after the Vision guaranteed him and his family full support for livelihood.
‘Vision 2026’ is also looking for an eye donor to give vision to a young man, Khursheed, in Mustafabad, who has lost his one eye during the Northeast Delhi riots in February 2020. At present, he has stone eye after treatment.
He had lost everything during the riots. He has been given a ration shop so that he can earn livelihood for his family.
Altaf, a resident of Noor-e-Ilahi, who was shot in the leg during the riots, had also been supported by the Vision 2026 to open a belt & purse shop.
The tragic Delhi riots had completely ruined many others. Hundreds of families did not know where to go and what to do. An entire locality was set on fire by rioters in Khajuri Khas area.
Razia Begum’s house in Khajoori Khas was among the hundreds of houses in the area that were completely gutted. She was living with her five children in an old house. Begum’s husband died in 2012. After his death, her brothers built a small house for her and a few rooms upstairs for rent so that she could find a living.
In February, when the riots broke out in Delhi, the rioters set Begum’s entire house ablaze. Looking at her burnt house, Begum wept in despair. She could not figure out where to go, how to protect her children and feed them. In that hour of extreme grief, Vision 2026 came forward and extended hands to help her. Vision not only rebuilt Begum’s house but also reconstructed the rooms for rent so that she could make her livelihood again.
A delegation of Vision 2026 has also built six shops and two houses in riot-affected area. It was handed over to the beneficiaries by JIH officials led by Mohammad Ahmed, Secretary (Social Service), along with Dr. Mohammed Arif, Zahid Hussain, Mohammed Saqib and Imran Ansari from the Vision 2026 team.
A grocery store has been given by Vision 2026 to Imtiaz in Chandu Nagar. Along with this, houses of Hussain Mohammed and Ikramuddin, that were destroyed in the riots in Shiv Vihar area, were rebuilt and handed over to them. In this area, Salim and Akhtar have also been helped by giving them shops to earn their livelihood.
The riots had destroyed the businesses of Hanif and Salim’s family. They have been given battery rickshaw and Thela (Cart) by the Vision so that they could earn livelihood for their families.
Shahnawaz, who ran a shop in the Bhajanpura area and lost everything in the riots, has been rehabilitated by the Vision by helping him restart his cloth shop again.
The Vision has so far helped 150 riot victims. Of them, 30 cases pertain to completely burnt houses and shops.
Syed Ali Ahmed | India Tomorrow