“COVID 19 is a global catastrophe, left many Indian Nationals stranded in NZ island country with
almost no resource and depleting finances”
In an endeavour to serve the community, Bhartiya Samaj initiated COVID-19 Relief program
in collaboration with Indian High commission to provide immediate support to the Indian
Nationals greatly impacted by lockdown. This included stranded Indian tourists, students and weeklywage earners on temporary visas and professionals who lost their jobs.
Additionally, organisation has also arranged for temporary accommodation for Stranded Indian tourists in association with Mr Prithipal Singh Basra founder of New Zealand Sikh Society and owner of Three Palm Resort. Mr. Jeet Suchdev QSM has also ensured regular supply of precooked home meals and basic necessities to them free of cost till their stay period in NZ.
We have also been working extensively to curb the psychological pressure of people suffering amid these critical times. Through free of cost online counselling services and distress support service the organisational social workers are helping people to manage and recover from stress and anxiety arising from financial struggle, social and physical distancing.
The organisation always lives up to the values expressed in our mission statement to “Excel in our
Community services” said Mr Jeet Suchdev. He also added “These are difficult times and amidst
everything we cannot leave our most vulnerable unsupported.”
Helping Stranded Indians with accommodation and food supplies.