Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahalli: COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Services

Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahalli

Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahalli, is continuing relief to the distressed people affected by the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The ashrama served 271250 food packets to migrant workers and needy families in and around Shivanahalli, Ragihalli Panchayat and Jigani – Bommasandra industrial area in the outskirts of Bengaluru city, from 28 March to 2 May 2020. View Album in Google Photos

Ramakrishna Mission Shivanahalli, in support with Infosys Foundation and coordination with self help groups of Ragihalli panchayat and youth organisations of Shivanahalli, has been assisting stranded migrant workers, daily wagers, urban poor, pastoralists and rural poor to survive the lock-down. Within limited means this community effort has steadily increased to cater to over 8000 people every day.

In the wake of lockdown owing to COVID-19 pandemic Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahalli started relief services. The Ashrama initiated the relief services with the distribution of two meals a day for over 2500 people in and around Shivanahalli, Ragihalli Panchayat and Jigani – Bommasandra industrial area in the outskirts of Bengaluru city.

The Ashrama has provided wholesome nutritious meals to the migrants, labourers and others. They will be providing 5000 rice meals per day until the lockdown is lifted. The meals are being prepared in the Ashrama’ kitchen. The Karnataka Police Department helping the Ashrama reach out to the needy people. Self-help groups and youth associations in and around Shivanahalli have volunteered enthusiastically with the Ashrama in preparing the meals.

On 28 March 2020, 650 people were served Tomato rice.

On 29 March 2020, Vegetable Pulao was served to 1270 people in the morning and 330 in the evening.

On 30 March 2020, Menthya bath (fenugreek leaves based rice dish ) and Kothambari bath ( coriander rice dish ) were served to 1900 people in the morning and 1050 people in the evening.

On 31 March 2020, Vangi bath ( brinjal flavoured tangy south Indian rice delicacy) was served to 2300 people in the morning and 1650 people in the evening.

Owing to the severe shortage of N95 masks, the Ashrama is making masks following WHO guidelines. Masks, aprons and head caps are stitched in the vocational training centre of Ramakrishna Mission, Shivanahalli. 300 pure cotton washable masks are stitched per day to be distributed among the volunteers, villagers and the stranded communities in Jigani – Bommasandra Industrial area.

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