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Amid industrialists, corporate houses, celebs, businessmen and other philanthropists who help people in times of coronavirus pandemic, a railways employee is showing he also cares. Shri Khushroo Poacha, a staff with the Central Railway, Commercial Department at Nagpur, has hit upon a successful strategy to feed thousands - but without taking donations or even opening a bank account.

He uses his goodwill, personal and professional contacts through the social media, to collect food and managed to collect food and aid materials worth more than Rs 40 lakh, which has benefitted over 6,000 families, besides two tonnes of rice to feed more than 60,000 poor.  For the ongoing pandemic relief work, Poacha deploys help requests through a series of WhatsApp Groups, and his website. Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Government of India appreciated the yeomen service by Shri Khushroo Poacha.  Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra also personally contacted through telephone and enquired about his functioning in helping the poor.

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