SXUK Reaches out to Neighbourhood
Posted : 26 Apr 2020
New Town, Rajarhat: St. Xavier's University, Kolkata reached out to the neighborhood villages where University students go for social outreach programmes. Jesuit Fathers with some university officers and student volunteers distributed food items - rice, dal, potatoes, and soybeans - to poor families in four phases - on April 19, 20, 22 and 26 reaching out to 750 families in total.
SXUK will continue the work in the days to come as and when required in these villages. The distribution work was organised at St. Francis Academy, Kathalberia village, adhering to COVID protocol guidelines issued by the Government.
Earlier, St. Xavier's University, Kolkata joined hands with Snegam Social Welfare and Resource Society, an NGO and reached out to the people in need during these tiring times of Pandemic. The outreach distribution work of essential commodities started on March 28 and is being carried out till date.
On an average, 50 people were given relief materials enough for three days for a family in Thakurpukur and Haridevpur covering Wards 143 and 144. The beneficiaries include rickshaw pullers and daily wage-earners.
Upon receiving an SOS from Sundarbans through Genesis hospital, Kolkata, Snegam and SXUK responded immediately and sent Rice, Dal, Potatoes and Salt for 300 families of tiger victim-widows in and around Amlamethi village in Sundarbans. SXUK has extended its support to construction workers and migrant labourers through NKDA, at Rajarhat.
The Vice-Chancellor is constantly in touch with the faculty, staff and students of the university with instructions and advisories. Students of Xaverians in Action (XIA) association of the University have also announced an online campaign for donation to express their solidarity to the neighbourhood people.