Impressed by welfare works by RSS, Muslim lady donates ₹5 Lac that she saved for Hajj

The whole world is in a state of shock after the novel coronavirus pandemic impacted lakhs of people’s lives. The speed with which corona is spreading seems unstoppable.

By far, more than 37,000 people have passed away linked to coronavirus and over 7.8 lakh people have been infected with the deadly virus. Thankfully, more than 1.6 lakh people have recovered from the deadly outbreak.

In India alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 1300 so far, while more than 30 people have died in the country from the infection.

The condition across the globe is critical but we know–this too shall pass. So amid this situation of crisis, here’s a piece of good news to make you proud of a Muslim woman from Jammu and Kashmir.

A Muslim lady from Jammu & Kashmir has reportedly donated a whopping Rs 5 lakh to the RSS-affiliated ‘Sewa Bharati’ to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. As per reports, the woman got inspired by RSS workers who came forward to help those who have no food during the nationwide lockdown. A video went viral on social media in which RSS workers were seen serving food to kids, daily wagers and homeless people.

After apparently being impressed with their dedication, the Muslim woman thought of doing her bit to help those who are suffering from the COVID-19 outbreak. The woman has been identified as Khalida Begum, 87, who saved Rs 5 lakh for Hajj. When she saw the situation in the country, she realized to donate her savings of Rs 5 lakh to help the country fight coronavirus pandemic. She had to drop her plan due to ongoing lockdown. Hajj is the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the holiest city of Muslims.

“Khalida Begum ji was impressed with the welfare work done by the Sewa Bharati in Jammu and Kashmir during the tough time the country is passing through due to sudden outbreak of Covid-19 and decided to donate Rs 5 lakh to the organisation,” Arun Anand, head of RSS media wing Indraprastha Vishwa Samvad Kendra (IVSK), said.

“The woman wants that this money should be used by the community service organisation Sewa Bharati for the poor and the needy in Jammu and Kashmir. She had saved this amount for performing Hajj, plans for which she deferred due to the present situation,” Arun Anand said.

“Khalida Begum ji was among the first few women in Jammu and Kashmir who got educated in English medium a convent. She is the daughter-in-law of Colonel Peer Mohd Khan, who was president of the Jana Sangh,” he said.

Her contribution to the country in the time of crisis serves as a testament to the fact. It makes us feel proud when we see such kind of woman who is doing her bit to help India fight COVID-19 pandemic. The country is proud of her for her significant contribution.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.