Dhanwantari Foundation International has joined the task of distributing groceries and cash to hundreds of poor Brahmins besides feeding over 1000 poor and the needy every day at several places across the state as part of its efforts to help the needy during the lockdown.
The DFI which has been doing this service since the lockdown at various places has decided to distribute groceries consisting of 10 Kgs of rice, 1 kg Redgram dal, 1kg Urad dal, Idli Rava, Wheat Flour, tamarind, oil, ghee, jaggery, red chillies etc worth Rs.1000 and cash Rs.500 towards the purchase of vegetables, milk and other essentials amounting to Rs1500 to each poor Purohit and Archaka Brahmins as they are under severe economic crisis due to the lockdown. The distribution will be taken up at the DFI head office in Tilaknagar on Sunday, April 26, 2020, between 8 am and 10 am as part of its 16th anniversary.
According to the Secretary of DFI VS Rao appealed to all those brahmins intend to seek help should register their details with in-charges of DFI branches listed hereunder:
When asked as to how the DFI manage its funds for this, VS Rao said: “We mobilise funds through donations from our members and appealed to all those willing to join the service to contribute their might either through cash or kind”.
In addition to the above help to Brahmins, the DFI as part of its social responsibility is serving food daily to about 1000 poor and the needy people, irrespective of caste and religion, at Amberpet, Malkajgiri, Kukatpalli, Mohan Nagar, Snehapuri colony and Nallakunta areas of Hyderabad and in other towns like Kadapa, Vizag, Amalapuram, Ongole, Mahbubnagar etc. However, at Ongole and Mahbubnagar, food distribution has been stopped from April 16 due to Government Regulations, VS Rao said.
He appealed to the people to maintain social distancing without fail in view of the heavy rush at the food serving counters and the assured the food distribution will continue until lockdown.