Nokul Dutta: A caregiver devoted to power of brighter today & tomorrow

From saving lives during Covid to building trust in community, Dutta runs an NGO, Dum Dum Mondali, to assist the distressed and underprivileged, writes Sulagna Sengupta
Nokul Dutta has been running an NGO, Dum Dum Mondali, since 2013 to assist the distressed and underprivileged.
Nokul Dutta has been running an NGO, Dum Dum Mondali, since 2013 to assist the distressed and underprivileged.

WEST BENGAL: Nokul Dutta witnessed an elderly man writhing in pain in his neighborhood, with no one to attend to him. Moved by the man’s plight, Nokul gathered a few compassionate individuals from the locality and took the man to the hospital, ultimately saving his life during the COVID-19 lockdown. Dutta, a good Samaritan and resident of Dum Dum, has been running an NGO, Dum Dum Mondali, since 2013 to assist the distressed and underprivileged. His efforts have been widely applauded by many in his community.

According to Dutta, their focus has been to build trust in the social sector through strong due diligence and by assisting people in times of need. “During the lockdown period, we provided food to the poor, destitute children, and also assisted them with medical emergencies. Around 200 ambulances were dispatched to various parts of Dum Dum to transport COVID patients to hospitals,” he said.

Over the past decade, Dutta’s organisation has grown, and currently, people from various sectors are working together to provide relief to those in need. Dutta, a Group D staff member at Kolkata airport, shared, “I have seen how people are really helpless in times of crisis, and this inspired me to build this organization. Often, elderly parents live alone in flats, but they need caregivers during emergencies. Our team provides that support in our locality.”

Born on August 2, 1964, in Dum Dum, Dutta has always been empathetic towards the plight of distressed individuals. Even during his school days, he would help many distressed people on his way home. He credits his parents for instilling in him a passion for helping the needy from an early age.

Recently, Dutta’s organisation assisted the local councilor with a successful blood donation camp. Reflecting on the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dutta noted that, despite the difficulties, they continued their work.

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