At the time of the pandemic, Srinivas BV, president of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC), the youth wing of Indian National Congress is busy helping the ones in need to tackle the deadly pandemic.
Srinivas responds to all the plea for help posted on Twitter whether it is oxygen cylinders, medicine or hospital bed. He is the one who posts updates about the IYC's intervention through his Twitter account.
On Twitter, Srinivas has nearly three lakh followers where the ones who need help tags him for help. Even through Facebook and WhatsApp, the IYC and its president receives request pleas and reportedly have helped more than 20,000 people across the country with hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, or medicine that too free of cost since the beginning of the second Covid-19 wave.
While interacting with a media organisation, Srinivas gave all the credits to "teamwork" for this achievement. Also, Srinivas shares credit with former Congress president and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi for the initiative to stand with those in need during the pandemic. However, it seems that Srinivas has overshadowed Gandhi on social media as many are tagging him for help rather than the senior Congress leader.
With the announcement of a one-week lockdown in Delhi, the IYC is gearing up to introduce langar or community kitchen for migrant workers. The IYC president even said that the Congress youth wing is in search of vaccinations for the migrants.
Meanwhile, Manu Jain, IYC national convener criticised the Centre for the second wave of Coronavirus in the country. He even said that the IYC is able to help the patients to get beds as they have more updates than the Delhi government's portal created for that very purpose.
Not only this, but the IYC also claimed to have arranged 5,000 plasma donations across the country since last year.