Udupi: Social group to deliver remainder food from functions to needy formed

Umesh Marpalli

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (EP)

Udupi, Oct 11: ‘A social service group ‘Udupi helpline’ which happily accepts excess food that remains during auspicious occasions and celebrations and reaches it to the needy will be inaugurated at Brahmagiri Lions auditorium on October 11 at 11.30 am,’ said its media in charge Steven Colaco Udyavar.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, October 10, he said that deputy commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis will inaugurate the organization. “Udupi Badagabettu credit cooperative society chief manager Indrali Jayaker Shetyy, congress district president Janardhan Thonse, BJP district president Mattaru Rathnaker Hegde, JDS district president Yogish V Shetty and Udupi Lions club president Manoj Prabhu will be the guests of honour. Special achievers who have indulged in social work in Udupi will be felicitated on the occasion,” he said.

Erasing hunger of poor people is main intention

“The social service group is started to reach the remainder food to those who are struggling for at least one meal a day. The food will be reached to orphanages, old age homes, school for especially abled and beggars to erase their hunger,” he said.

“It is intended to form a strong team and have different divisions in taluks. If we are informed of remainder food during gatherings and celebrations, we will reach the food to suitable places. But we need the cooperation of donors as we need a house to keep the food, vessels and vehicle for the purpose,” he said.

“Our office bearers have already contacted special residential school for mentally retarded children, Sri Krishna Balaniketan of Kukkikatte, Lifecare old age home of K G road, Manasa special children’s school in Pamboor and a few other orphanages in Udupi to reach the food. We have decided to equally distribute the food among them.”

President of the organization Mahesh Poojary Hoode, chief secretary Rafik Kalyanpur and treasurer Anitha D’Souza were present.