Lockdown impact: 'We are with you' - Daijiworld initiative to reach out to helpless


April 2, 2020

Walter Nandalike
Founder
Daijiworld Group of Media

Dear readers,

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the entire world to a standstill. Every individual, rich or poor, young or old, educated or uneducated, has bowed down to the unexpected disease called 'COVID-19' or 'Coronavirus disease-2019'. We have no choice but to face this pandemic boldly and unitedly, and try our best to avoid getting infected by this disease, and come out from this difficult time without surrendering to it.

We have two immediate concerns in front of us. The first one is to take care of and pray for those who are infected, and guard ourselves from coming in contact with suspects, protect ourselves and stay safe. Secondly, due to the lockdown, a number of people have been rendered helpless, caught in a situation where they are desperately in need of basic necessities like food and medicine, but unable to access them. In some places, aged people are living without any support; there are home-alone individuals who are sick, with no one around to support them during this difficult time; and students or working men and women who depend on eateries or online food delivery apps, which have also suspended services.

There may be scores of migrant workers without access to essential supplies or a decent meal. In some places, there may be people who are well-to-do, but their age or inability to move around would be preventing them from procuring daily essentials or medicines. Over the last week, we have been flooded with queries and requests. Our teams have tried their best to reach out to a few people but now we have realised that we need a movement of sorts to help the needy people.

The administration of Mangaluru headed by the deputy commissioner and the commissioner of police, under the guidance of district in-charge minister, MP, MLAs and MLCs, is putting in its best efforts. But they cannot reach out to everyone, and no one can blame them.

Looking at the current crisis, daijiworld.com and Daijiworld 24x7 TV channel are jointly launching "Naavu Nimmondige' or 'We are With You' initiative to reach out to such needy people.

We need your support in this. We will not collect cash or call for any monetary help, but you can do much more than that:

1. If you know someone who is suffering and needs urgent help for ration, medicine or any kind of assistance during this lockdown, please call/message/WhatsApp/voice message to us. Our mission is to connect them to the right person, either a volunteer, people's representative, administration or an NGO. We assure you that we will not rest until we reach out to the needy individual. (Contact us: 0091- 8217466588)


2. If you are an NGO, volunteer or officially allowed to help the needy (that is, if you have permission from the administration), kindly share your number with us with your name, and mention the kind of help you can provide. We will connect you to the needy people. Message or call us on the helpline number given here. (Contact us: 0091-9481733247)

Our mission is to act as messengers, as a connecting bridge between the needy and the people who are willing to help.

(Note: For those who are unable to afford, we will do our best to arrange volunteers or an NGO who will provide rice and vegetables or medicines free of cost, as per one's daily needs. Those who can afford, kindly pay for your medicines and food. Nevertheless, volunteers will reach out to you for free, but you will need to pay the volunteer/NGO for things you order or buy).

Dear NRI friends: You have been the backbone of the Indian economy for years. This is not a favourable time for you, but your contribution will be remembered and respected. If you know a volunteer or an NGO who could help in these difficult times, do ask them to contact us. Importantly, do not feel isolated due to coronavirus. If your loved ones in your hometown are suffering, kindly do not hesitate to message us, and we will reach out to them.

We request all our Daijiworld.com readers and Daijiworld 24x7 viewers to support us in our initiative. All we want is to lend a helping hand to the needy.

Dear readers, for the last 20 years you have helped us reach out to over 500 needy families, generating financial support to the tune of Rs 21 crore. But the real challenge is now. We do not need support in the form of money, but we do need your support in reaching out to the needy emotionally and physically.

Let us all be united in this fight to defeat corona.

We are with you, please be with us.

Our contacts:

If you are an NGO, a volunteer or willing to reach out to needy - 0091-9481733247
If you are a needy - 0091- 8217466588

  

Comment on this article

  • Inzil Pinto, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Dont worry we are always together.We will support daijiworld 👏👏👏

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  • Vincie Rodrigues, Thottam / Canada

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    May God Be Glorified in your great efforts.

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Excellent program with excellent initiatives in helping needy people of Mangalore, especially during this time of "Coronavirus" crisis. It is amazing to witness the little help that Daijiworld group can render to so many people in and around that needs our help.

    Walter, we shall try our best to see you before our return to U.S.A. Until then keep up the good work, and may God be with you all.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Is there any way to shorten and translate this information into kannada and Konkani and forward through whatsapp to multiple contacts.

    Thanks DW

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  • Anthony H Crasta, Granville/Sydney

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Great work Daijiworld! Please reach out and help those alcohol addicted people who are struggling as they are unable procure the liquor to satisfy their needs. Alcoholism is a disease and should be treated with utmost care, just like any other diseases. This is especially important in view of the recent number of suicides that have taken place by the alcohol addicted people.

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  • God Father, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Are you mad no needed to support??? What will happen if there is no drink,gambling and alcohol.Now it is a great time to leave all addiction plsss close all wine shops we will see what will happen😡😡😡

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  • Roshan, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    GOD BLESS DAIJI!!!!!! Proud to be Mangalorean!!!

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  • Wilson Saldanha, Shirthady/ Kuwait

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    "We do not need support in the form of money, but we do need your support in reaching out to the needy emotionally and physically."

    Unbelievable. Even when leaders are begging for money at this crisis, Daijiworld is asking only for emotional and physical support. This makes DW different from other media. Highly appreciate it. Some one rightly said "Ek hi tho DIL hai. Aur kitna jagah leoge" (I have only one heart. How much more space you will take).

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  • Dr Gerald PInto, Kallianpur

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Great initiative

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Good job Daijiworld and Team. Good samaritans are raely available. Still you have taken bold and innovative steps to help the needy through We are with you programme. wish you every success in your new venture. Hats off to Mr. walter nandalike in this regard.

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  • Albert Mascarenhas, Vamanjoor, Mangalore.

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Good initiative, all the best for your good mission, may God bless you and your team. Hazaar hath mellondith thumchya borya kamank.

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  • Agee, Indian - UAE

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    God bless you all🙏

    Let's join hands together in every possible way

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 3 2020

    Good Initiative. You started your " War Room". Your thought of next asking monetary help but putting people together is great and is need of the hour

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  • Fr Felix Monteiro, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Once again Daijiworld media has shown to the world the nature of Good Samaritan at this crucial juncture to help out the needy people to feed and take care of medical facility. Congratulations to the team. The interview "We are with you" with Mr Walter Nandalike had excellent response from the public and the listeners. All the best to the Daijiworld team and thanks to the well wishers and benefactors who are coming forward to become good Samaritans at this critical moments.

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  • Dr. Edward Nazareth, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Great initiative..wish you all the best. Any medical assistance either telemedicine or otherwise we have a team of doctors in Fr Mullers to guide and help, especially to those who can not move out for minor ailments. You may contact us through daijiworld

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Great initiative by Walter Nandalike and his dedicated employees and as usual this reach out to the helpless is one more feather to the cap. Even when I am in New York with my wife, we get all the news through Daijiworld. I have contributed through your media to helpless people in need. God has blessed us and our children in every way. Walter please give me information about whom to contribute as I and my wife are held up in India due to restrictions of flights all over the world. We can just pray to God and follow all the guidance which I have seen many are not adhering to it.

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  • Antony Cony D Souza, Karkala/Kulshkara

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    People have firm confidence in the Daijiworld’s quality care services; leader in the humanitarian assistance to the people who are in dire need, given at every opportunity.

    Response of the people would be very huge here. Time again and again you have been proving that you are the Leader of Vision, Mission and Commission. Kudos to you Sri Walter Nandalike and your entire team.

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  • Manoj, Kavoor

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Hats off Walter sir. G8 initiative. I think v can contribute a little as well. Drop can make an ocean. I am open to any ideas you put forth. God bless Daiji's initiative. CV has really united us.

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  • James Fernandes, Barkur Chicago

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Great. Daijiworld is not going to be knocked down by Lockout. BRavo...

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Great initiative! God bless you all!!!

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  • Fr. Cyril Roshan Menezes, Capuchin, Agrar/Perampally

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    My dear Walter,
    Congratulations to you and all the collaborators! The identity of Daiji World is strengthened and purpose is getting clarified. I really appreciate your initiatives helping the sick through financial and practical assistance. Now, this initiative shall meet the need of the hour. May God bless you all and those who are really in need.

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  • Amith, Dubai

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Great initiative Daijiworld , stay safe

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Great initiative daiji. Kudos to Waltyab and entire team.
    Thank you for your concern towards poor and needy in the time of pendemic..🙏❤️
    If we stand together to fight against Coronavirus I believe we will win this war...🙏

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    True to your name 'Daiji' you truly have risen to the occasion. Great initiative.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    I join several others in complimenting Mr. Walter and his team on this commendable move. I have known Walter as a PEOPLES' MAN and he can be A FRIEND IN NEED.

    You have been a convincing writer and you have helped several people in the past especially sick and terminally sick persons. However your present act is commendable

    I will call you and discuss the project.

    MAY THE HANDS THAT TEND TO REACH OUT BE BLESSED.

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  • Shubha, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Very innovative and noble thinking from Team Daijiworld in this most difficult time that has hit both the rich and the poor. When people have a tendency to become selfish and think only about themselves....Daiji is is once again reaching out to others.... Thankyou very much and wish you all the very best

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  • D. F. Lobo, Vamanjoor, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    All the best daijiworld. May God bless you.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Wonderful intiative Daijiworld .God bless you all.

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  • Austin R.J. Peres, MANGALURU

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    A very innovative thought and a noble deed in this time of crisis. Hats off to you Daijiworld. I am sure that you will reach to thousands of needy and God will certainly bless all the persons who are connected to this selfless and humanitarian service.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 2 2020

    Good job daijiworld, may God bless you and your whole team.

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