In our fast-paced life, we hardly spare a minute for the people who have nothing to call their own and struggle for one square meal a day.
But there are people like Gowtham Kumar, founder of Hyderabad-based NGO ”Serve Needy,” who go the extra mile to make sure people in need find the care they need.
Kumar–who runs a shelter home for orphans, old people, the underprivileged, and trafficked kids.
Kumar broke a world record and went on to etch his name in the Universal Book of Records for serving food to more than 1,000 people in a single day.
He achieved the target on Sunday after he made the ‘food run’ at three different locations.
First, he has served food at Gandhi Hospital, then at Rajendra Nagar and finally at Amma Nanna orphanage home in Chowtuppal.
The award was presented by Universal Book of Records India representative KV Ramana Rao and Telangana representative TM Srilatha.
Talking to ANI, Kumar said, “I started Serve Needy organisation in 2014 and now we have around 140 volunteers. We have been doing these types of social activities since 2014. But today, I have served food to more than 1,000 people single-handedly. So, it was a world record.”
Kumar also feels strongly for the cause of orphans: ‘no one deserves to die an orphan,’ and, so, his NGO also arranges last rites for unclaimed dead bodies.
Apart from this the organisation also focuses on education, and specially helps dilapidated government schools recoup stationery items and other necessary supplies.