Rayees Ahmad, hailing from Srinagar has taken upon himself to serve people in the valley
Bengaluru: Desperation can as well trigger anyone to become more creative and help the society to be a better place.
Meet Rayees Ahmad. He hails from Srinagar. He is just 29 years and has taken upon himself to serve food to people in the valley.
Indiatimes adds that it was in November last year in the aftermath of abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A that this idea struck him.
It adds him as saying, “It was a foggy winter night and I got a call from one of my friends at 11 pm sayings that he had not eaten anything since morning due to the lockdown and requested if I can arrange something for him.”
He adds, “I entered the kitchen, packed the food in a tiffin box and left to drop the order at his office on my two-wheeler,” he said adding “After collecting the tiffin box a few days later, it was banging in the bag and the idea clicked my mind that this something I need to do.”
It was in February earlier this year that they started taking orders. But all thanks to the lockdown, they had to shut it down.
“Later we had to call off everything due to the outbreak of the deadly virus,” he adds.
“But recently we received a call from Kashmir-based doctor in Delhi asking to cook the food for their elderly parents and as he was out of the city. That prompted us to resume our services,” he notes.
“All of them lost their jobs after the pandemic outbreak but recently we engaged back a chef who was in dire need of a job. We will accommodate others soon,” he promises.
But it would be wrong to assume that he was inspired by Swiggy or Zomato: He adds, “I have never been inspired by the Zomato or Swiggy as this was my own idea. It is also because people here don’t get services like Swiggy and others and then they may be treating my service same like them.”
Last Updated Oct 19, 2020, 5:34 PM IST