Amid the nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, the underprivileged in the country are suffering and many have come together to help the poor and needy during this crisis.

The lockdown has adversely affected daily life in more ways than one, but it is not just for people who are facing a tough time.

The shutdown of roadside food trucks and tea stalls has left the city’s stray animals in the lurch with a majority of street dogs losing their sole source of food.

Actor Rajkumar Talukdar, a resident of Pathsala town, recently took the initiative of feeding monkeys and stray dogs at Guwahati’s Basistha Temple.

The actor, moreover, also distributed food to the poor who are struggling to earn a single meal a day in Pathsala.

“This is a tough time for everyone and we must come forward to help everyone- be it the needy men or the animals,” Talukdar said while speaking to Northeast Now.

Sasanka Talukdar

Sasanka Talukdar is Northeast Now Correspondent in Pathsala. He can be reached at: sasanka140@gmail.com