Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF) extends support by setting up medical camps for the devotees
PUNE (India CSR): The month of Jyeshtha is on the wane and Ashadha beckons. Further, Mukul Madhav Foundation, the CSR arm of Finolex, is conducting around 10 medical camps spread across various key locations of the yatra. Several hospitals of Pune have collaborated with MMF to provide this seva, the foundation said.
The marching, singing, dancing, praying, joyous feet of nearly a million devotees thrum a glorious beat on the drumskin of the earth. The air is suffused with saffron flags and sandal. The 800 years old journey of a saint is lived again anew in the heart, the sweat, the chant and the song of each Warkari.
Every year, lakhs of lakhs of devotees across Maharashtra undertake a 21-day pilgrimage on foot to the Vithoba temple in Pandharpur. The procession is called the Wari and the devotees are called the Warkaris. This 800-year-old tradition is a distinctive part of the Maharashtrian culture.
As it has done over several decades, Finolex Industries Limited is participating in this wonderful human & spiritual experience this year as well. The wari is a daunting journey through rain and sun. Each warkari carries a few belongings, a small musical instrument, a tulsi sapling or an idol of Lord Vitthal. Finolex makes this journey a little comfortable by providing essentials such as raincoats and convenience bags to the pilgrims and to the thousands of policemen who oversee the entire event.
“The Pandharpur Wari is not just a spiritual pilgrimage. It is a community building force – people travel, eat, sleep together on this journey without any consideration of caste, creed, gender or socio-economic status. These are values that we strongly believe in. FIL, through its CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation, has worked tirelessly in the areas of equality, empowerment, healthcare, and education among others to strengthen the communities it operates in.”, a statement said.
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