India - Fight against Covid-19 in Bangalore Province

18 May 2021

(ANS - Bangalore) - The Salesian Province of Bangalore continues to work tirelessly to help the population affected by the effects of the pandemic. The impact of the second wave of Covid-19 is increasingly frightening and maximum efforts are needed to counter it.

The incessant work of BREADS, the Planning and Development Office of the Salesian Province of Bangalore, was also highlighted by the Indian news agency "NDTV", which described all the activities carried out by the Salesians in these difficult months on its website.

As “NDTV” itself reports, with hospital beds hard to find, as India battles a devastating second wave of Covid infections, asymptomatic patients and those with mild symptoms are encouraged to isolate themselves at home. However, due to the exhaustion caused by the virus, even cooking a meal becomes difficult for them. Thus, a group of NGOs, including BREADS, decided to launch an initiative called "Food at home".

As part of the initiative, fresh and nutritious meals are provided free of charge to Covid patients in home isolation and their families. The foods are cooked in various kitchens around the city and subsequently delivered to their home, both for lunch and dinner.

Rehana, a young woman who took advantage of the project, explained that she and her parents were so weak they couldn't even move. People were afraid to even approach their door and didn't know how to ask for help. Then, a friend of hers told her about the home delivery initiative. "At first I was hesitant - she explains - but for me and my family it was a really fundamental help".

However, the work of the Salesians in Bangalore does not end here. There are 17 Salesian institutions active in the fight against the virus and the services offered are very many: delivery of food rations, administration of vaccines, tampons, blood donation, distribution of masks and other personal hygiene products, psychological support and even aid in organizing the funeral of the victims.

At the same time, the great work of “KISMAT” in favor of migrants also continues. Thanks to the project, in fact, migrants were able to benefit from food kits, psychological counseling, organization of return trips and hospital assistance. Furthermore, “KISMAT” has pledged to pay them their unpaid wages and to guarantee housing and educational support for immigrant students. To raise awareness among the population, "KISMAT" creates educational posters and videos, to explain the causes and effects of Covid-19.


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

This site also uses third-party cookies to improve user experience and for statistical purposes. By scrolling through this page or by clicking on any of its elements, you consent to the use of cookies. To learn more or to opt out, click "Further Information".