Instilling hope: How young professionals are spearheading Amphan relief

From rebuilding homes to distributing meals or toiletries - by rushing "need-specific" help, a Kolkata-based NGO is helping residents of the cyclone-hit Sunderbans

Aspire and Glee providing relief at Rangabelia village

Aspire and Glee providing relief at Rangabelia village

Swarnami Mondal
“Super cyclone Amphan wrecked havoc on Kolkata and four other districts of West Bengal. Most parts of Kolkata faced power cuts for days at a stretch but I have been fortunate enough to have a roof over my head...Most people from Sunderbans still do not have a roof over their head and two square meals a day,” Ankan Sarkar, 30, tries to summarise the devastation that claimed over 80 lives recently.

Sarkar is one of those who are trying to ease the pain of those who lost everything they had: Family members, livelihood, meagre savings and the most crucial of them all, a place they called home.

A research analyst by profession, Sarkar also runs a not-for-profit organisation —Aspire and

First Published: Jun 13 2020 | 9:20 PM IST

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