Speaking in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district on Monday, July 4, Mayur Shekhar Jha, founder of Newsd, announced financial aid for two citizens through ‘Ek Koshish’, a local NGO. He will help a widow seek legal aid after he husband died in mysterious circumstances. Harrowed by her in-laws and thrown out of her house, he also announced financial support of ₹5,000 for her.
A male whose leg needs to be amputated after being run over by a truck in a freak accident will also be provided with free treatment at Max Hospital, New Delhi, apart from financial aid of ₹10,000. As he was in hospital during the event, his friend collected the cheque on his behalf.
Jha announced that if they need any other help, he will do everything in his capacity to help them. ₹10,000 of the expenses have been incurred by him and ₹40,000 has been crowd-sourced.
“It is important for people hailing from Jharkhand, but do well outside the state, to give back to the community. Basic necessities in the state are a luxury, which is why I am doing my bit to help the people,” Jha said.