In an attempt to help people amid the pandemic, Relu Vasave, an Anganwadi worker from Maharashtra's Nandurbar rows 18 kilometers to interior villages every day to attend to tribal children below six years and expecting mothers.
Ms Relu belongs to Nashik and has grown up near Narmada, where she learned swimming. Since April, she started visiting newborn tribal babies and expecting mothers from the hamlets of Aligat and Dadar so that they do not miss out on their proper medical care and nutrition.
Being an Anganwadi member, she is supposed to keep checking the weight, health, and proper growth of newborns and their mothers.
Maharashtra: Relu Vasave, an Anganwadi worker from Nandurbar rows 18 km daily to attend to children under 6 yrs of age & expecting mothers in interior villages.— ANI (@ANI) November 23, 2020
She says, "Rowing daily is tough but it's important that babies & expecting mothers eat nutritious food & be healthy" pic.twitter.com/Y7ObYdVfSE
"It is not easy to row every day. My hands pain by the time I am back home in the evening. But that doesn't worry me. It's important that babies and expecting mothers eat nutritious food and remain healthy. I will keep visiting these hamlets till things improve on the COVID-19 front," Ms Relu told ANI.
She has received heaps of praises from the tribal people for the effort during this pandemic.
Her work has finally reached the Chief Minister's office and Chief executive of the Nandurbar Zilla Parishad where she was personally praised for her great work on the CM's behalf.