20 June 2020
Reaching out to the needy in times of corona virus, the NGO Joshi Foundation today handed over 14000 bottles of Fruit Drink, Apple Sparkle to Sh Sudhanshu Gautam, IAS, SDM East, Chandigarh Administration for distribution in the Containment Zone of Bapu Dham, Chandigarh.
Chairman of Foundation Vineet Joshi, president Saurabh Joshi and Chairman Heart Foundation Dr HK Bali presented the donation.
The Coca-Cola Company franchise Khandhari Beverages Pvt Ltd provided Joshi Foundation with 14000 Fruit Drink – Apple Sparkle. SDM Mr Sudhanshu Gautam thanked the Joshi Foundation team for extending this helping hand to people in need. He added that others should also emulate the same.
Chairman Vineet Joshi said that after the imposition of lockdown due to corona virus, since April 3 the Foundation has been helping people by distributing food packets under it Jan Jan Bhojan campaign. It has distributed 1,07,300 food packets distributed in 32 days wherein the UT SSP IPS Nilambari Jagadale distributed the food on last day.
The Joshi Foundation and Heart Foundation on May 4 announced closing of their community kitchen, set up to cater the needy persons in the Covid-19 crisis, at the Sector 15 community kitchen today.
Free food packets were distributed at Sectors 14, 15, 16, 24, PGI, Panjab University and also at periphery areas including, Kachi Colony Dhanas, EWS Colony Dhanas, Small Flats Maloya and Nayagaon.
On daily basis, it provided 2000 food packets to the UT Administration and another 2000 food packets were distributed to the needy directly in various sectors and periphery areas of the city.
Saurabh Joshi, President Joshi Foundation, said that the volunteers in the community kitchen too have done a great service in giving food.