“Social welfare is my top-most priority”

Chandigarh’s Municipal Corporation Mayor Raj Bala Malik is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the residents of City Beautiful stay positive in this testing time!

By: Bhavya Gaind

From ensuring that there is a regular supply of essentials in Chandigarh to pro-actively addressing grievances of the residents on social media, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Mayor Raj Bala Malik is putting her best foot forward to help manage the COVID-19 crisis in the City Beautiful.

An advocate by profession, Raj Bala Malik is a BJP candidate who was appointed as Chandigarh Municipal Corporation’s Mayor earlier this year.

In an exclusive interview, we talk to her more about her strategic approach to manage this crisis situation.

How has your typical day routine changed since the virus outbreak? How are you contributing your bit towards managing the COVID-19 crisis?

There has been a paradigm shift in my routine ever since the virus outbreak. Presently, social welfare is my top-most priority and we are leaving no stone unturned to fight this battle against Coronavirus.

Ever since the pandemic was declared and it reached our area, I started distributing 1-2 quintals of ration to all the slum areas daily. We instantly knew the areas which could be the most vulnerable, especially the rural areas where basic sanitation lacks. Hence, we paid special attention to those areas and provided free sanitary napkins and food to the needy. We even provided cerelac for the newborn babies.

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