As the frontline workers in India report on duty daily and work overtime amid the COVID-19 pandemic despite the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment kits, 28-year-old Nikita Kaul Dhoundiyal left the Haryana Police overwhelmed with her virtuous donation. The Pulwama martyr’s wife distributed 1000 kits among the Haryana Police which included some masks, gloves, goggles and other protective gear to aid in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Also Read - 'Cases on Rise, But Delhi Under Control,' Says CM Kejriwal as COVID-19 Tally in Capital Crosses 13,000-mark
Married an year before the attack took place, Nikita lost her husband, Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, during a gun battle with Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama in February last year. Vibhuti was a resident of Dehradun. Touched by her gesture, the Faridabad Police took to their Twitter account to pen their gratitude. The tweet read, “@Nitikakaul Dhaundiyal Wife of Pulwama martyr Major Vibhuti Dhaundiyal, Provided the 1000 PPE kits to @FBDPolice We heartily thanks her. We are also thankful to @Anubhuti009 @ManMundra (sic).” Also Read - Instagram Influencer Auctions Her Virginity Online to Raise Funds for Covid-19, Apologises After Outrage
Nikita also received appreciation for her effort from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. He tweeted, “देश पर प्राण न्यौछावर करने वाले शहीद मेजर विभूति शंकर जी की पत्नी @Nitikakaul जी ने कोरोना से जंग लड़ रहे @police_haryana के जवानों के लिए 1000 सुरक्षा किट (मास्क, चश्मे, ग्लव्स) प्रदान किये हैं जिसके लिए मैं आभार प्रकट करता हूँ। आपका यह योगदान बहुमूल्य है। (Wife of Shaheed Major Vibhuti Shankar who laid down his life for the country, @Nitikakaul Ji has provided 1000 security kits (masks, goggles, gloves) for the soldiers @police_haryana fighting the war with Corona. For this, I thank her. Your contribution is valuable. #IndiaFightsCorona (sic).”
A day after urging the Delhi government to make staying arrangement for Haryana residents who are working in the national capital, the Haryana government on Tuesday sealed its border with Delhi and imposed strict restrictions on people who are coming in from other states. However, the Haryana government allowed essential services with stricter restrictions.
“Haryana will be in a comfortable position as far as COVID-19 cases are concerned if the borders stay sealed for 15-20 days,” Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said. He had also said that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government should make proper arrangements for lodging employees of the Delhi government who work in the national capital but stay in Haryana. “It is the responsibility of the Delhi government to make arrangements for their stay and food and also test them and if they are positive, find a cure for them,” he had said.