Kathua panchayat skips a meal everyday to feed the hungry during lockdown

KATHUA, Apr 11 (Agencies): Setting an example, about 2,500 residents of a panchayat in Kathua district Saturday decided to skip their one meal everyday to feed the hungry as the coronavirus lockdown has snatched livelihoods of many and left them without food, despite best government efforts.

Sarpanch Shiv Dev Singh of Panchayat Baira-Buorthian said a resolution to this effect was passed by the Panchayat, which has a population of over 2,500, at a special meeting “The 2500 residents implemented it immediately,” he said, raising the slogan “save food – save the nation”. “It is a token contribution from our panchayat in the country’s fight against coronavirus.” Jammu and Kashmir was put under complete lockdown on March 22, two days ahead of the 21-day nationwide shutdown announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to combat the spread of novel coronavirus.

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