Story of a Chartered Accountant who worked continuously in the Covid lockdown and believes in serving the Society
Name Ankush is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means Stop. Born in a Lower middle class family and after 3 sister’s, was named Ankush by the parents. By Qualification a Chartered Accountant, is into practice under the banner Ankush Gupta & Associates.
Im a member of Lions Club of Mumbai Heritage Galaxy and believe in undertaking service activities in my capacity for the society at large. I was nominated and awarded “Recognition of CAs in social service” award by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India – western India regional council on 27 th August 2015.
When the 1st Lockdown was announced on 25 th March 2020 I came up with an idea of helping senior citizens who are staying alone in and around JB Nagar area by procuring Medicines, Vegetables, fruits and groceries for them and delivering the same at their building gate. For this to be implemented well, I drafted a small message with his mobile no been mentioned and broadcasted to my mobile contact list via whatsapp. Gradually I started receiving 3-4 calls a day from senior citizens and I started gratifying their essential requirements solely securing and then delivering at their door steps.
Myself and my wife Ekta Gupta have helped around 200 senior citizen’s till date staying in and around Andheri –East. Later Ekta Gupta started placing online orders for senior citizens and the requirement of visiting personally subsided and so the delivering groceries personally at health risk and maintaining social distancing has been eased out for Ankush Gupta.
On 5th April Ankush Gupta received a call from Sneh Sadan Chakala, Mumbai- which is a house for 40 underprivileged kids of requirement of day to day groceries for kids. By raising funds from my client the groceries were arranged and delivered personally which brought million dollars smiles on kids’ faces.
This event devised me to think about the daily wages labourers, maids and other needy families, how are they managing in this corona pandemic situation. I made up my mind to make ration kits for them and to reach them at individual capacity and distribute. By the grace of God I was able to find a vendor who was equipped to make the ration kits at very reasonable prices for charity purposes. The Only problem now was of Sponsor’s and funds.
However there is a saying “Where there is a Will, there is a Way”. Then after it was no looking back and endlessly on a daily basis is been till now donating & distributing groceries to needy families almost across Mumbai, and I was successful in getting sponsor’s on a daily basis from his own extended family members of Lions Club of Mumbai Heritage Galaxy, clients & friends. A big heartfelt GRATITUDE to each one of them. This mission is underway from 14th April and is still on and now on a daily basis where 10-12 bare minimum families to be covered is the target set by me.
For the selfless service rendered during this lockdown I was appreciated through media coverage, i.e on 28th March 2020 in Gujarati Midday, on 16th April 2020 his article was published on Hello Mumbai News, on 07th May 2020 his live interview was broadcasted by Fever 104 FM & on 27th May 2020 Navbharat Times.
By this story Lion CA Ankush Gupta just wants to appeal to each and every Human reading this “Please rise to the circumstance and come forward during this World level crisis. If I can do it then anyone can do it, there is a need of sheer willingness and just observe your surroundings, definitely you will find a person who needs genuine help”
Article submitted by: CA Lion Ankush Gupta
Article Writes Bio– Name Ankush is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means Stop. Born in a Lower middle class family and after 3 sister’s, was named Ankush by the parents. By Qualification a Chartered Accountant, is into practice under the banner Ankush Gupta &; Associates. He Is a Member of Lions Club of Mumbai Heritage Galaxy and believes in undertaking service activities in his capacity for the society at large.
NGO Name: Lions Club of Heritage Galaxy
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