Bengaluru: Covid-19 pandemic had brought the world to a standstill. Economies were hurt, jobs were lost and things became topsy-turvy. 

However, at the same time, many came forward to extend a helping hand to their brethren. It was not just individuals but institutions as well. 

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS distributed ration kits to 73 lakh people and food packets to about 45 lakh people during the crisis.

It is not just ration kits, the organisation also gave away 90 lakh masks last year during the Covid-19 lockdown period. Reports add that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Manmohan Vaidya, and other RSS leaders also participated in the programme on Friday.

The RSS conducted humanitarian service at 92,656 places across the country, and more than 5,60,000 active volunteers participated in the service. Speaking to the media, Vaidya also said the RSS helped 20 lakh immigrants who returned to their respective states and helped 2,50,000 travellers during the lockdown, OpIndia notes. 

It is also to be noted that the organisation has restarted its shakhas since Covid-19. 

It is also of more importance to note that the RSS has taken active participation in fund collection drives for the construction of Ram Mandir. 

Reports note that the organisation visited 5.4 lakh places as 20 lakh Karyakartas contacted 12,47,21,000 people.