As part of the ‘Give with Dignity’ campaign run by the Mukul Madhav Foundation and Finolex Industries Raj Bhavan, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel on Sunday flagged off a vehicle carrying relief items to help the poor and needy. The relief vehicles will distribute ration metal kits to 3,000 poor people in different parts of Lucknow, including Chitrakoot and Banda. The governor said that Navratri is going on now and then the festivals of Dussehra and Diwali are coming. We all celebrate festivals with joy and happiness with family members, but there are many people who are not able to enjoy the festivals. Such people should be included in our happiness. He said that the happiness that one feels by giving happiness to another is something else.
Gaurab Prakash, an official of the Mukul Madhab Foundation, said that the Mukul Madhab Foundation, established in Pune in 1999, works across the country for health, education, social services, water conservation and sanitation. The company is acting as an approved CSR of Finolex Industries Limited. The Mukul Madhav Foundation has decided to distribute ration kits to 50,000 poor and needy people across the country on Diwali under the ‘Give with Dignity’ campaign. At the same time, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Vocal of the Locals’ approach, the rations have been bought from farmers, self-help groups or small entrepreneurs who lost their jobs during Covid-19. A relief kit includes 5-5 kg of rice and flour, 2-2 kg of pulses and sugar, one liter of refined oil, tea leaves, spices and sanitary pads.