DERGAON, June 4 - NGO Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection in India (SAATHII) has taken steps to create awareness among the tea garden workers on COVID-19 in Golaghat district.
Founded in 2000, SAATHII has expanded its wings to Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Guwahati, Mumbai, Nagpur, Ranchi and Thiruvananthapuram. The members of SAATHII have been working to generate awareness in several tea gardens, including Khumtai, Halmirah, Bokial, Borjan, and Chaklating.
Dorothi Baruah, the programme officer of SAATHII, told this correspondent that though their primary objective is to create awareness on HIV, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SAATHII is now engaged on creating awareness among the tea garden workers.
�We have been carrying our activities with devotion and commitment following the norms set by the Union Health Ministry on COVID-19,� she said. In this context, she asserted that more such activities would follow in the days to come. Meanwhile, the managements and the labourers of the gardens have welcomed the initiative of SAATHII in the hour of crisis.