Swamy Gnana Prasanna serves hot meals to migrant workers
Guntur: Service to mankind, it is said, is service to God. For Swamy Gnana Prasanna Giri, fondly called ‘Guruvu garu’ by his followers, has been living up to the adage for the last three months.
Guruvu garu has worked round-the-clock to provide food, water and ration to hungry migrant workers, the poor and the destitute during the pandemic. The district administration itself turned to his Amma Charitable Trust to serve food to people in quarantine homes upon learning that the trust was serving high quality food to the poor.
“We have decided to continue the food service till the last person going by walk on the highways,” Prasanna Giri told TOI.
Guruvu garu goes on his bike for around 200 kilometres daily to oversee his trust’s relief operations. “We were surprised to see Guruvu garu standing at the food counter for several hours braving scorching temperatures to personally serve the migrants. He has become a big inspiration for our young volunteers,” said SVS Lakshminarayana, core committee member of Red Cross, which handles the food stall for migrant workers at the toll plaza near Mangalagiri on the Chennai highway.