FARIDABAD: Known for helming multiple initiatives towards the betterment of the society, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, branded as Annamrita, has received support in form of food delivery vehicles from L&T MHPS Boilers PVT LTD. In a ceremony today, five delivery vehicles were handed over by the officials of L&T MHPS Boilers PVT LTD to Annamrita, which works tirelessly towards providing nutritious mid-day meals to students of Government, Government-funded and NCLP schools.
The vehicles donated by L&T MHPS Boilers PVT LTD will strengthen Annamrita’s existing fleet of 18 vehicles, as part of CSR activity, for delivery of midday meals in Faridabad region. The not-for-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian public charitable organization has been proudly serving midday meals to over 72,000 students among 383 schools in Faridabad on a daily basis.
A.S. Lamba, Group Chief Executive & Whole Time Director, L&T MHPS Boilers PVT LTD said, “We are proud to extend our support to an organization like Annamrita who has been doing such a tremendous job. We resonate with the ideology of the organization and believe that ‘no child should go hungry’ and should get the education they deserve. We are glad that we could contribute our bit towards this cause and associate with it.”
Dhananjay Krishna Das, Vice Chairman, North India, Annamrita said, “Haryana is the biggest state in terms of meals served to the kids, as compared to other states where we have our presence. A well-connected network of vehicles are used to deliver mid day meals on time and make sure the food is being served hot to students. In such a scenario, sticking to time is of utmost importance to us. We would like to thank L&T MHPS Boilers PVT LTD for extending their support and helping us stay ahead of schedule when it comes to delivering meals. Through such a CSR association, the organization is directly contributing towards eradicating malnutrition. Such acts of generosity help us expand our footprints by reaching out to more schools as well as students and serve them nutrition-enriched food.”
Annamrita has been at the helm of initiatives such as Zero Hunger Haryana which have received immense support from the public as well as the government. The foundation has been honoured by Lion’s Club, District Red Cross Society, Rotary Clubs across Delhi NCR and other prestigious organizations earlier for its outstanding work in different spaces.
Various ways in which corporates can support Annamrita’s programme via their CSR funds is by sponsoring a kitchen or vehicles or by contributing towards the deficit of funds.