Kiran Kamdar is a resident of Vasai, Maharashtra. She has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for a long time. Her body muscles sometimes get stiff, and she experiences tremors in her hands, arms, legs, and head. But even this disease could not break her spirit to help people. During the COVID pandemic, when everyone worldwide was in fear for their lives, Kiran took up the task of providing daily meals to patients in hospitals.

She says that she got the idea of making and delivering khichdi to the patients and their relatives in the hospitals while she was watching the news. She saw how worried the relatives were, and they had no one to take care of them. Kiran decided to take the job on herself and started making khichdi for them.

Her empathy brought with it a slew of difficulties. She had to visit all the authorities and request their permission to visit hospitals. Making at least 22 kilograms of khichdi for the patients meant a hefty expense in her pocket. But she did not give up for any of these reasons, and she overcame all obstacles simply because she wanted to help people.

People gradually began to come out to help her after learning about her and her desire to help others. She started getting food grains at lower rates and monetary help from them. But this too was a bit inconsistent. However, she is grateful for everyone who did their little bit to help her step forward on her objective.

Kiran says that she had made sure that the patients only received food that was good for their health. She never took any food items that could cause harm to them. Sometimes, her body gives up but her spirit does not. She is grateful to the people who have helped her, especially the vendors who gave her all the necessary stuff free of charge. She moves on to her assistant, Chanda, who helped her cook when she first started on her task. Her family also stepped in to assist her after learning of her goal.

Even though Corona has come to an end, Khichdi vali Aaji has not. She wants to help people and make them eat nutritious food so they can recover easily. It is sad that not much is known of this noble person. She has become the epitome of social service, and many patients owe their lives and health to her.

Her message to the public is that it does not take much effort to assist those in need. She requests that the readers take the necessary steps and help everyone who needs it.

If a lady with Parkinson’s disease can take an extra step to help people, why can’t we?