Times of India | Ismaili Civic India widens its footprint with multiple activities to serve wider communities

Mohammed Wajihuddi, Mumbai, September 29, 2022

India’s Shia Ismaili Muslim community observed the second Global Civic Day on September 24 and 25. The community, through its Ismaili Civic initiative, serves wider communities in multiple areas of healthcare, environment and related issues.

Ismaili Civic is currently planning multiple health camps in Mumbai. Image: The times of India

Ismaili Civic introduced the global Civic Day in India along with 17 countries , last year in which the teams globally conducted blood donation camps, including one in Andheri. Among 21 other activities in the city was clean water distribution at 14 COVID-19 centres during the pandemic.

This year, as part of the second Global Ismaili Civic Day events, team Ismaili Civic India conducted multiple activities, including participation in Government of India’s Raktdan Mahotsav – a blood donation camp in association with Mumbai’s Jain community – at Mazgaon on September 17, 2022.

The community also organized a cleanup drive at Kankaria Lake and a door-to-door recycling drive at Ahmedabad that collected over 500 kg of recyclable waste.

Ismaili Civic India is currently planning multiple health camps in the city, especially for the uniformed servicemen. The initiative is also to provide food to destitute and underprivileged members of society during the ongoing festive season.

A spokesperson for the community said that the team is currently in talks for multiple tie-ups and collaborations with various like-minded NGOs and institutions in order to increase its footprint.

Ismaili scouts and guides and other uniformed volunteers have rendered service for several years. It is common to see them working alongside the local police for crowd control during different festivals including Ganpati Visarjan.

The community has a long record of service, building on the values of compassion, inclusiveness, and good citizenship.

Source: The Times of India

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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