In a heartfelt gesture of respect and gratitude, Revenue Minister of Delhi, Shri Kailash Gahlot visited the families of two late COVID-19 warriors and handed over a cheque of Rs. 1 crore as financial assistance on behalf of the Kejriwal Government. The Minister visited the residence of Late Shri Sunil Kumar at Qutub Garh and the residence of Late Smt. Reena at Bhagwati Vihar in Uttam Nagar. Late Shri Sunil Kumar was a contractual conductor in Delhi Transport Corporation, and Late Smt. Reena was a Civil Defense Volunteer in the Revenue Department.
During his visit, Shri Kailash Gahlot expressed his condolences to the family members of the Corona warriors and assured them of all possible help from the Kejriwal government. He also added that the Kejriwal government will always stand with the families of Covid warriors who sacrificed their lives to protect humanity and society, without caring for their own lives.
While acknowledging that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, Shri Kailash Gahlot said that this ‘Samman Rashi’ is a way for the Kejriwal Government to pay tribute to the sacrifice made by these Corona warriors. He expressed his pride in the Corona warriors who have served the people with their lives and extended his gratitude to all the Corona warriors who have served the people while laying their own lives at stake.
Late Shri Sunil Kumar was a 47-year-old contractual conductor at Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and had been serving in the organisation for the last 11 years. He passed away after getting infected while being on COVID duty on 22.05.2021. He is survived by his wife and two children, who lives in Qutub Garh in North West Delhi.
Late Smt. Reena, on the other hand, was a 35-year-old Civil Defense Volunteer and a resident of Bhagwati Vihar in Uttam Nagar. She was posted at the SDM office in Nand Nagri when she got infected while on duty. She passed away on 30.05.2020. She is survived by her husband, a son, and a daughter.
“Late Sunil and Reena were very hardworking and dedicated staff. I can understand the pain and grief of his family. While we cannot bring him back, I, on behalf of the Delhi government, have provided him with the monetary support of Rs 1 crore,” said Shri Kailash Gahlot.
The Kejriwal government’s initiative to financially assist the families of Corona warriors who sacrificed their lives while serving humanity has been appreciated by many. This move not only acknowledges the selfless service of Corona warriors but also shows the government’s commitment to supporting their families in their hour of need.