New Delhi, Apr 1 (IANS): In a bid to facilitate help to the people in need during the 21-day nationwide lockdown in the wake of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country, two civil society organisations — Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) and Connecting Dreams Foundation (CDF) — have come together to launch a platform to establish a hassle free connect between help seekers and help givers.

BJP Vice President and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, who is also the Vice Chairman of RMP, and Amit Tuteja of CDF Delhi jointly held a live demonstration of this platform at a virtual media interaction on Tuesday.

Sahasrabuddhe said, “In the wake of this unprecedented pandemic, we are facing unimaginable destabilisation and several new issues of relief and rehabilitation have cropped up.”

He said that many conscientious people are either willingly coming forward or have an intense desire to extend all possible help to the needy.

“However, connecting the help giver with the help seeker without any hassle and in a short span of time is a big issue and this platform, rightly named as ‘I-Can: India Co-Win Action Network’, would overcome this issue,” he said.

Sahasrabuddhe has conceived the idea behind this platform. He said that more importantly, this platform would give a sense of involvement to the common citizens who prefer to discharge their duties actively and are not happy just sitting at home and leaving everything to the government.

“More than 376 volunteers from 20 states have already registered in the last three days since the platform got launched. We have collected 157 challenges, and close to 2,700 people have already benefited through this platform,” he said.

Ravindra Sathe, Director General of RMP and Director of Atal Incubation Centre, which is supported by Niti Aayog, introduced Connecting Dreams Foundation, a social startup based out of New Delhi, and shared that “both these organisations have come together in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal and have designed a platform within a very short span of time and since it is very user friendly, many young volunteers have already started using the same.”

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