Dr Majeed Foundation distributes 5500 rice bags to needy communities in Karnataka, India
Disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have caused hardship across the world, with the poorest people in India hit particularly hard.
With the objective of helping to alleviate food insecurity, the Dr Majeed Foundation gave 5500 10 kg bags of rice to the people of Magadi, Karnataka on 24 September 2020.
The Foundation is the philanthropic organisation started and funded by the Sami-Sabinsa Group founder and Chair, Dr Muhammed Majeed.
The event was organised in partnership with the Kempegowda Development Committee. Mr Madhu Subramanian, Director, Sami-Sabinsa Group, and State President Dr H.M. Krishnamurthy, Kempegowda Development Committee, inaugurated the event and participated in the distribution.
“The poorest people in India have been hardest hit during this pandemic, so I wanted to help,” said Dr Majeed.
“Although many of the Foundation’s programmes are focused upon helping poor children receive an education, so they have a brighter future, right now they are just trying to survive. I’m glad to be able to help these families.”
More than 5000 people benefitted from the event.