MRPL Donates Aids and Appliances to Differently Abled Persons

Date: 
18th September 2018

DK District Administration, Zilla Panchayat, District Health and Family Welfare Department, Women and Child Development Department, Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) together with MRPL jointly organised a Programme for Distribution of Aids and Appliances for Differently Abled Persons and Equipment to Child Care Institutionsat Town Hall, Mangalore on 18.9.2018.

Shri Shivananda S Patil, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, GoK and Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP – DK district participated in the programme and handed over the Aids and Appliances to the beneficiaries. Dr Bharath Shetty, MLA Mangalore North, Shri Sasikanth Senthil, DC DK District, Shri S Bandyopadhyay, GGM Finance, Shri BHV Prasad, GGM HR, Zilla Panchayat President & CEO and officials from District Health, Child and Women Development Department participated in the programme.

It was a CSR initiative of MRPL under which Aids and Equipment worth Rs 1.85 Crore were distributed. Out of this amount, Aids and Appliances worth Rs 1 crore was distributed to Differently abled children under the District Health Department and Equipment worth Rs 85 Lakh were distributed for the Hostels of women and children under Women and Child Development Department. A total of 1,093 aids including petrol driven two wheelers, Braille kit, Hearing Aids, Hand operated Tricycles, Artificial Limbs, Callipers, Wheel Chairs etc were distributed to the beneficiaries.

The Minister complimented MRPL for contributing towards the aids and equipment for the needy.