The country came to a standstill when the lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister on 22 March 2020 for the first time. Then we thought it would continue for 21 days, although it lasted for several months as the cases of COVID were increasing rapidly. It disrupted the nation in various ways. While the economy completely collapsed, unemployment was still the highest, with many losing their loved ones due to unavailability of admission to hospitals.
A major impact was on tourists and migrants from various countries who were trapped in India after the lockdown. It is the worst feeling of being trapped far away from home, you cannot imagine how painful it is to be away from home in such bad times. Also, in our country, foreigners were being forced out of hotels and guest houses, accused of spreading COVID. In this hour of disaster, along with the government, some people also started a campaign to send these tourists to a safe house. One such corona warrior is from Uttarakhand Shubham Dharmatsu ।
It was a heartbreaking time when foreigners were treated like animals by some and hatred for them continued to grow. “Shubham Business Khabar Told in conversation with.
Shubham could not sleep at night with that thought in his mind. After mustering up some courage, he finally took the much-needed initiative of sending the migrants back to their country. Obviously, this was not an easy task. Shubham posted about the initiative on social media and in a short time, he received hundreds of requests. Every request was genuinely difficult to accept, so they started collecting money from their peers and pieced together their savings. He had saved 2 lakh rupees over the years to buy the camera of his dreams, putting all the money in this campaign.
Let me tell you that Shubham has also climbed a small hill like the Himalayas and has also travelled on foot from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. On these trips, he never booked the hotel. He always kept in touch with the local people.
Shubham explains that “It is a great privilege for me that the people I met on my travels were very welcoming. It enabled me to complete such unrealistic journeys. ”
There was so much love and belonging to the unknown people he met on the trip that created a desire in his heart to do something for foreign tourists and then he succeeded in sending them a safe home.
Shubham asked all foreigners to gather in Delhi as most of the embassies are in Delhi. From there, he planned an itinerary and sent them back home. Among the foreigners, there was a pregnant woman whose lover left her and she refused to return to her home for fear of being rejected by her family. Shubham helped her to give birth to the baby amid the lockdown.
So far, they have sent 1500 foreigners safely to their homes and all are grateful to them for their great work. The foreigners who went back to their country spoke to the media about their experience in India. This earned India great appreciation on the global stage in terms of hospitality.
People do not usually give up their dreams for a noble cause, but Shubham is a hero who did and we are very proud of him. “I can buy a camera later in life, but the chance to help people may not come back.” It is considered auspicious. The team of Business Khabar salutes the adventures of such a lively hero.
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