Helping the poor in the time of Covid19
Social workers often have to work in stressful circumstances. Many people had come forward to help poor people and migrant labourers stranded in different parts of the country. One such warrior was M.Gopikrishnan, Director Shri Balaji Marketing, who is well known for his social work in the southern states. On 26th April Mr M.Gopikrishnan helped fisherman families in (Aliyaar dam; Coimbatore district), scheduled tribes in(cinnarpathi and navamalai) by providing food to people stuck in lockdown following COVID 19. He also helped the hairstylists community and communities earning their living by washing clothes in Dindugal East district in Tamil Nadu during this lockdown period by offering dry ration.
He had given all needed ingredients for cooking such as rice, vegetables which is demand now. He had helped 150 families in the time of Covid19 lockdown. M.Gopikrishnan had also helped sweepers; who sweep the dust and unwanted things and to the police officers; who work around whole day restless with reusable rubber gloves and reusable mask which is essential protective measures. Sub collector Thiru Vaitjiyanathan of Pollachi, District, TAMILNADU donated. Mask and Gloves, disinfectants and bleaching powder along with M.Gopikrishnan.
He has been working in different parts of the state for many decades. His services to humanity have been recognized by national and international institutions, that have conferred him many awards and accolades. Last year he was conferred the Mahatma Gandhi Samman for nationbuilding initiatives by NRI Welfare Society (U.K. Chapter) in the House of Commons, London. Gopikrishnan also received the Nelson Mandela International Peace Award for fostering the ideals of Humanitriansim by the Open International University in Colombo.