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Mangaluru: NMPT distributes grocery kits to needy people

Team Udayavani, Apr 29, 2020, 4:53 PM IST

Mangaluru: NMPT on Tuesday, April 28 distributed grocery kits to the needy people who have been affected due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

As many as 6000 grocery kits, comprising of 6 kg boiled rice, 1 kg toor dal and 200 gm lemon pickle are being distributed to the daily wage labourers, migrant workers and needy people residing in and around areas of Surathkal, Panambur, Baikampady, Thannirbavi, Hosabettu and Kulai. The kits are also being given to Sri Nandaneshwara Temple Committee which has been distributing foods to needy people in the nearby areas.

The grocery kits distributions commenced on Tuesday morning in presence of Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLA Dr.Bharath Shetty, NMPT Chairman A.V. Ramana, NMPT Dy Chairman K.G.Nath and city Mayor Diwakar Pandeshwar. These grocery kits are being distributed to the needy people as a social responsibility initiative.

Earlier on April 4, NMPT contributed a sum of Rs 4.3 crores to the PM CARES Fund to support the battle against COVID-19 pandemic. For this purpose, the employee of the Port contributed one day’s wages from their monthly salary for the month of April and the balance amount is contributed from the Port’s General Fund / CSR Fund.

The NMPT has been instrumental in helping the society in times of distress and always emphasised on betterment of the society.

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