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95th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Day 9: November 23rd

Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini celebrated the Glorious 95th Birthday with Maha Narayan Seva for 950 beneficiaries at Chunakhali, Sunderban. The team has been working in these areas since the Amphan Cyclone. 95 saplings were planted in the presence of Hon’ble MLA Sri Jayanta Naskar. The Mobile Medical Unit with the entire Medical team offered Medical Aid to 95 Adult Women in the area. The 9-day celebrations were full of Joy & Bliss in spreading and sharing Bhagawan’s love to one and all.

Day 8: November 22nd

The 8th day of the celebrations was with 95 families with almost 450 beneficiaries across different areas of the city and villages with Bags of Groceries. Health Initiatives continued with the Medical team in Baranagar in North 24 Parganas. The evening witnessed the outpour of love of the little hearts, the Balvikas Students who performed for their Beloved Lord on a virtual platform.

Day 7: November 21st

Day 7 marked the Commencement of Support of Nutrition with Sai Sure for 871 children in interior Durgapur of Burdwan District, West Bengal. The enthusiastic spirit of the local volunteers who have supported the team since the beginning of the lockdown has been truly motivating. The day also marked the beginning of health Initiatives in a new location of Tarakeshwar in Hooghly District of West Bengal. Amidst 83 patients consulted a pediatric cardiac anomaly was detected and has been referred to Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Palwal.

Day 6: November 20th

Day 6 was celebrated with young brave hearts. Baby Asmit underwent Cleft lip and palette surgery, and is also undergoing speech therapy to progress in his ability to speak. The child was even born with Corneal Opacity and Congenital Cardiac Anomaly. Baby Chaitali with Cerebral Palsy is unfortunately staying in extremely precarious conditions with her mother who also suffers from lower abdominal tumour. Aarogya Vahini is supporting the family and is working on mending the shelter and facilitating the surgery for the mother. Baby Dipayan identified with Osteo carcinoma had to undergo an amputation of the left leg. The child is undergoing chemotherapy. Aarogya Vahini is working on the facilitation for the artificial Jaipur Leg early December this year.

Day 5: November 19th

A delighted Baby Moupiya gave joy to the team on the 5th day of the celebrations, who is undergoing the Cleft Lip Surgery facilitated by the Aarogya Vahini team in association with German Deutsch Cleft Foundation! The team visited the family for Vastra Dan for the mother and a beautiful token of love for the child. The Medical team split themselves at Birendranagar Hooghly to offer 74 Adults consultations, mainly for the Chronic NCD patients and 63 children under going General , Cardiac , Opthal and Dental Screening under the Divine Child Program .

Day 4: November 18th

Team Aarogya Vahini on the 4th Day of the Celebrations reached 3 destinations. While one team reached out to Poorna Chandra Mondol an adult cardiac patient of Sonarpur who is under constant Medical follow up post Mitral Valve Replacement for Vastra Dan, the other 2 teams reached the villages of Siakhala and Tora in the districts of Hooghly where 103 patients were offered Consultations by the Doctors and paramedic team.

Day 3: November 17th

Day 3 Celebrations was with the Post-Operative Children, the surgeries for whom were facilitated Completely Free of Cost by Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini team at Pristine Tertiary Care Institutions. With the Mission of Societal Transformation through Compassionate Healthcare, Aarogya Vahini constantly garners healthy partnerships for a healthy future for the underserved communities. Bhagirathi Neotia Women & Child Care Centre is one of the most Pristine Institutions in Kolkata which offers quality health care for Women & Children. Families of these children undergoing surgeries were offered with Anna Dan, Vastra Dan and Gifts for the Children. Mobile Health Initiatives continued to serve rural patients in Siakhala, Hooghly West Bengal offering 63 consultations today!

Day 2: November 16th

Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini team celebrated Day 2 of the 9-day long 95th Birthday Celebrations of their beloved Master with Baby Vihaan! Born with a congenital heart defect baby Vihan required a VSD correction. The parents were in a state of trauma, already the mother having two miscarriages earlier. Being the single bread winner, affordability and accessibility to opt for such a surgery was a question and a nightmare for the father. Team Aarogya Vahini facilitated the surgery from Kolkata. Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani team, Palwal, Haryana was quick to respond even amidst the Pandemic and the child was successfully operated. Aarogya Vahini facilitates regular Post-operative check-ups and prays for a beautiful life ahead for the child.

Day 1: November 15th

Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini, West Bengal, India commenced the 9-day long 95th Birthday Celebrations of their beloved Master, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba this day with Anna & Vastra Dan to beneficiaries and school kits to students. With the motto ‘No child should go to school hungry ‘, Aarogya Vahini has been serving regular breakfast to the students of Kamala Nari Siksha Sadan since 2015. The team offered school bags and exercise books to these children. The Aarogya vahini team offered monthly allowances in the form of ration, groceries and vastra dan to Smt. Tapasi Sardar residing near Ruby Hospital, Kolkata. The team has supported her through the passing of her husband, the lockdown and the cyclone as well as looked after her children’s education. Arogya Vahini has been privileged to have got the opportunity to serve Smt. Pratima Nandy, an elderly lady of 76 years, residing at Bhawanipore, Kolkata. Members have been around her and her late husband for the last 15 years, since 2005 with all their Medical & Domestic needs every month for the last 15 years, with sarees, monthly ration and groceries.

Munger, Bihar

November 23rd

Today, in the Rataitha Panchayat of Munger District, on the divine auspicious occasion of the 95th birthday of our beloved Lord Shri Sathya Sai Baba, a program of blanket distribution was started among the needy people under which 95 families are to be identified and presented with blankets. The benefited people offered gratitude to Swami. May swami bless us all.

Bengaluru, Karnataka

November 23rd

95th Birthday celebrations of Bhagwan Sri Satya Sai Baba was celebrated by Ramamurthynagar and Domlur devotees at Jeevita and Karunashraya between 4 to 7: 30 pm. Cake was cut, bhajans were sung, Sweaters and rugs were distributed. 90 children were beneficiatries. Snacks, cakes, biscuits and Sai Sure were given. Toiletries for the entire month was given to Karunashraya.

November 19th:

Nayonika Eye care charitable trust de – livered 5000 masks and 500 face shields to BMTC central office Majestic. Majestic – Central Bangalore area catering to over 10 lakhs commuters on a daily basis plying over 2500 buses and masks would be distributed to needy commuters and support staffs of BMTC. Thanks to Sri Satya Sai Annapoorna trust, HP India and BMTC team for making this event a grand success.

Belgaum, Karnataka

November 15th

On the auspicious day of Diwali, a volunteer from Rajajinagar and her mother distributed blankets in the slum in Belgaum fort area.

Peyanur, Tamil Nadu

November 7th

35 families in Peyanur village were served with essentials.

Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore

November 5th: Mask Distribution

Around 1000 masks were distributed to the helpers at the APMC yard in Yeshwanthpur, Bengaluru.

West Bengal

November 28th

One of most significant initiatives in association with Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Team has been supporting almost 900 children in the interior rural belts of Durgapur with Sai Sure! These children from extremely needy families, some even from tribal villages. Aarogya Vahini is looking forward to start Health Screenings for these children looking at the dire need of the area and children. The children of Krishnashraya orphanage were provided with SaiSure packets!

November 28th

Reaching the last Mile till the last life is touched. The focus of the team has been always to create access for quality healthcare beyond all barriers of accessibility and affordability! While qualified health professionals strive to reach out to rural beneficiaries despite difficult situations, arrangements and location, another remarkable feature has been in ensuring completion of Surgical Treatments post On-Ground Screening, Detection and Confirmation of Diagnosis with innovative tools at Site. On Ground Screenings and Surgeries for cleft lip and palate in association with Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe e.V. are being carried out by the Team. Adult Hernia Surgical Corrections are also being facilitated with Health Institutions of the city.

Hooghly, West Bengal

November 4th: Consultations with Medicinal support

With the viral pandemic at its peak, responding to the requests and need at different rural communities of West Bengal, the AAROGYA VAHINI team reached the second destination of the month at Kaliara Hooghly to offer 72 Consultations with Medicinal support. To address more new patients, chronic patients are being monitored and given enduring care continuum with investigative support and medicines through Telemedicine. With the support of the Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Team 22 Children were offered nutrition in the form of Sai Sure packets much to their delight which comes in their favourite chocolate flavour! As always, all services have been rendered completely free of cost with your love and kind support.

Chunakhali, West Bengal

November 2nd: Love Beyond Boundaries.

The key solution during these current times have been improvisation through digitalising services! Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini in its continued efforts in follow up and monitoring of the most susceptible section of patients with comorbities to the current viral outbreak through Tele Medicine and medicinal support. 22 patients from Chunakhali, Sunderban were offered Consultations during the day! In association with Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust, the Aarogya Vahini team offered 164 Children from the Chunakhali Hatkhola FP Govt School with Sai Sure – a malt-based protein supplement. All these children are from the remote belts of Sunderban West Bengal. As always, all services were offered completely free of cost, with your love and kind support.

October 31st: Support provided to the needy.

During the Festive month of the Auspicious Durga Puja, traversing in different districts of West Bengal, Love on Wheels offered 831 On Ground Consultations for Rural patients with Medicinal support amid COVID-19 Controls. In these pandemic situations, 209 Rural Geriatrics beneficiaries have been supported. Nutritional Supplements have been extended to 40 needy families. 113 Rural School Children have been supported with a malt-based protein supplement- Sai Sure with Milk packs. Chronic Diabetic Rural patients have been monitored with Telemedicine with the support of trained Community Health Workers. As always, all services have been rendered completely free of cost, with love.

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

October 25th: Essentials Distributed in Jamshedpur.

On 25th October as part of Navarathri Celebrations, Team Annapoorna along with Sri Sai Surya Panchajanya Trust, Jamshedpur distributed Bhagwan’s Love in the form of Grocery Kits, New Clothes and Sweet Packets to 36 families at Sabar Tola in Lupungdih on the outskirts of Jamshedpur. Sabar Community: Sabar community belongs to particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG) of Jharkhand which is fast disappearing. They mostly fish in close by streams and rivers. Their only concern is the next meal and nothing more. They are in extreme poverty. Hunger and illness hover over every family. Sabar families eat rice when they can afford it; otherwise, they survive on forest products. Many of them, by their own admission, drink a good deal of handia, perhaps it is the only way to feel on top from time to time, in these dire circumstances. Their only possession are a few pots and some sort of thin bedding. Most of the Sabar in this area survive by selling wood, hacked from the surrounding forests. Sabar Tola, Lupungdih is 20 kms from Tata Nagar Railway station in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand near Jamshedpur, with a total population of around 150 people from 36 households. Moved by this dire situation of this community, Team Annapoorna decided to distribute the following essentials to these households. Grocery Kits: 5 kgs Atta, 1 Kg, Masoor Dal, 700 gm, Mustard oil, 250 gms Salt, 1 Biscuit Packet, 2 Washing soaps and 2 Bathing soaps. Clothes Kit: 1 Dhoti,1 saree, and 1 Gamcha (Towel). Sweets: Each kit consisting of 8 Balusahi local sweet and 250 gms Namkeen. Sri. Diamond Sinha, Head Statutory Compliance and Societies, Tata Steel and his wife Smt. Swetha Charan Sinha were the Chief Guest couple at the function. They were gracious enough to spend time with Annapoorna Volunteers and distribute Swami’s Love to all the beneficiaries.

Jangam, Telangana

October 23rd: Grocery Kits Distributed to Poor Families.

Annapoorna volunteers distributed groceries to poor families and daily labourers in Bachannapet mandal, Jangam district, Telangana state on 23rd October on account of Dusserha Festival.

Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

October 19th: Grocery Kits Distributed in Vishakapatnam

Annapoorna volunteers in Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state reached out to 10 needy families with grocery kits containing 12 daily essential items needed for a month.

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

October 17th: Dinner Packets Distributed in Jamshedpur.

Coinciding with the World Food Day on 16th Oct and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17th Oct, Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust in association with Sri Sai Surya Panchajanya Trust, Jamshedpur started distribution of dinner packets to one attendant of admitted patients in general wards of Mercy Hospital at Baridih, Jamshedpur from 17th Oct 2020 with the motto “No one goes to bed on hungry stomach.” The inauguration function was held at Mercy Hospital on 17th Oct 2020 at 7.30pm. Dr.Maheshwar Prasad, Retd Civil Surgeon was the Chief Guest. Sister Jessy, Administrator and James Davis, General Manager of Mercy Hospital were present on the occasion. Sister Jessy lauded the efforts of Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust in mitigating the suffering of the poor during the Covid pandemic times. Mr.James David appreciated the timely effort of Annapoorna Trust and drew the attention of all to the latest Hunger Index released on 16th October in which India is ranked 94 among 107 nations and expressed hope that such initiatives will go a long way in mitigating hunger. Dr. Maheshwar Prasad in his talk mentioned that 17th October marked the beginning of Navarathri festival and prayed to Maa Annapoorneshwari for her blessings on this noble effort by the Annapoorna Trust. He urged everybody present to pay back to society as per individual’s capacity and capability. He also requested one and all not to waste food as the same can be used to fill the stomach of somebody else. A total of 100 dinner packets containing 3 rotis, sabji, pickle and sweet were distributed by Dr.Maheshwar Prasad, Sister Jessy, James Davis, Dr.Vatsala, staff of Mercy Hospital and Annapoorna Volunteers. This service will continue daily with different items like, Upma, Fried Rice, Idly, Puri etc.

Bengaluru, Karnataka

October 16th: 5100 Masks Distributed in Yeshwantpur.

Nayonika Charitable Trust distributed around 5100 masks in Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru on the 16th of October to all the truck drivers and cleaners from Karnataka and other states as well. This happened in the Karnataka Goods Transport Association premises

Ramamurthynagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Dry Ration, Laptops, and Sarees Distributed in Ramamurthynagar.

The Annapoorna volunteers in Ramamurthynagar have been very active and have provided enormous help to the needy, especially during the current pandemic. On the 9th of October, dry ration was given to extremely poor families in Nandi village. Also, the Ramamurthynagar volunteers visited Chickballapur and gave a Laptop to an MSc 2nd year Gold Medalist named Anusha, from a village called Kuduvatty. Her mother is a cook. The DC of Chickballapur presented her this in her office assuring her further help as she was very much in need. On 4th October, the Ramamurthnagar volunteers distributed 10 note books, 5 pens, and a 16 gb pen drive to 50 poor Brahmin distinction students at Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, T.C Palya. The volunteers also distributed 3 sarees each to 12 Asha workers who are with the Divine Mother and Child Health Programme in Mittemari.

Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu

October 8th: 38 Grocery Kits Distributed in Krishnagiri.

During the tough times in the current pandemic, the Annapoorna volunteers in Tamil Nadu distributed 38 grocery kits to the children in Peyanur village, Krishnagiri. Essentials like Rice, Turmeric powder were provided.

Pavagada, Karnataka

September 26th: Energy boosting health drink packets distributed to Police Officers.

The police personnel and officers of the town of Pavagada have been given Energy boosting health drink packets by the well-known Dabur Company. Approximately 7500 health drink packets were handed over to the police families.

Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu

September 22nd: Grocery Kits Distributed to 10 Families in Dharmapuri.

In this trying time of COVID-19 pandemic, livelihood of several daily wagers is adversely affected. In this situation, the Annapoorna volunteers in Tamil Nadu distributed grocery kits to 10 families in Pudhur Village, Dharmapuri.

Kanderai, Odisha

September 21st: Kits Distributed to Over 200 Households in Odisha.

Annapoorna volunteers in Odisha provided seva to Kanderai, which is a Tribal Village in Odisha, situated in the dense forest in the mountains. Kits were distributed in three phases to over 200 households.

Singipur, Odisha

September 18th: Ration Kits Distributed to 30 Tribal Families.

Annapoorna volunteers in Odisha distributed ration kits to 30 tribal families in Singipur village on the 18th of September.

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

September 17th: Grocery Kits Distributed to 170 Transgenders and 5 Other Needy Families.

Annapoorna volunteers from Jamshedpur distributed grocery kits to 170 transgenders and 5 other needy families. Each kit contained 5 kgs Atta, 1 kg Masoor Dal, 1kg soya chunks, 1 kg cooking oil, 2 washing soaps and 2 bathing soaps. Normally these people beg in trains and since trains are completely stopped, they have no source of income.

Rajajinagar, Bengaluru

September 13th: Ration Kits Distributed to 4 Families in Rajajinagar.

Annapoorna volunteers distributed grocery kits to 4 families belonging to Tamil Seva Samaj School in Rajajinagar on the 13th of September.

Chunakhali, West Bengal

September 11th: Protein Rich Nutrition and Primary Healthcare Support

Protein Rich Nutrition was provided for Rural Families along with Primary Health Care Support in the interior Villages of Chunakhali, West Bengal. The Aarogya Vahini Team has been providing continued support for the coastal villages with Medical & Nutritional Support strengthened by the Annapoorna team and the Divine Will Foundation.

Ganjam, Odisha

September 11th: Kits Distributed to Tribal families of Odisha

Odisha volunteers in Ganjam district served two tribal villages on 11th September by providing 22 ration kits in Nuapalli village and 18 kits in Badatanda village.

September 10th: Grocery Kits Distributed to Tribal Families

Annapoorna Volunteers in Odisha have provided doorstep seva to acute poverty striken tribal families of Talasara and Khajapalli villages of Buguda Mandal of Ganjam district.

Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu

September 9th: Dry Ration Distributed to 37 Families

In this trying time of COVID-19 pandemic, livelihood of several daily wagers are adversely affected. In this situation, the Annapoorna team in Krishnagiri supported 37 needy families of Peyanur village, Krishnagiri district, Tamilnadu by providing them with dry ration.

Hooghly, West Bengal

September 6th: Saisure Packs Distributed

Children of Village Kaliara in the District of Hooghly, West Bengal India offered with Sai Sure – a specially packed Chocolate flavoured Nutritious Health Drink in association with Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust. School children in all the adopted villages of the Aarogya Vahini program are being offered with the Chocolate Drink.

Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

September 11th: Grocery Kits for 45 Families in Vizianagaram

As a part of their 5th phase of grocery distribution for needy families, the Vizianagaram Annapoorna team reached out to 45 families across 3 villages. Each family has received broken rice, wheat flour, oil, lentils, sugar and salt.

Daily essentials for old age home in Vizianagaram

The Annapoorna team in Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh state visited a ‘Home for the Elderly’ at S.Kota area. The inmates at the home were given one month of daily essentials including sanitation kits, blankets, fruits, etc. To quote a volunteer’s joy he experienced in giving, “Heartful of Love and Handful of Fruits. Feeling blessed to interact with ‘grandparents’.”

Trivandrum, Kerala

New Clothes Distributed to 18 Students

Annapoorna volunteers in Trivandrum district of Kerala distributed new dresses to all the 18 students of Puravimala Tribal Lower Primary School, which is a beneficiary school of Annapoorna breakfast programme. This apart, the volunteers also used this opportunity to distribute stationery kits and vegetable kits to the families.

Bengaluru, Karnataka

7500 Reusable Masks for Truck Drivers

Annapoorna Trust collaborated with Nayonika Eyecare Charitable trust to work with Karnataka Goods Transporters’ Association (KGTA) in providing reusable masks for truck drivers. The truck drivers, who, due to constant travelling as their job requires, could be at risk during these times of pandemic. About 7500 reusable masks have been provided so that the truck drivers would be able to protect themselves during their journey. The treasurer and project director of KGTA acknowledged the service in their letter of appreciation.

Kannur, Kerala

August 24th-29th: Onam food kits for 160 needy families

The Annapoorna team in Kannur, Kerala, on the eve of Onam, has distributed Onam food kits to about 160 needy families. These families belong to bedridden patients, or those suffering from kidney ailments, etc.

Raipur, Chhattisgarh

August 23rd: 4 Children Successfully Operated.

The Members of Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini successfully completed the endeavor of getting four children operated at Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital in Raipur, Chattisgarh. A small Gift of Life ceremony was organized at Civil Surgeon’s office at Jail Chowk in Jamshedpur, when the children arrived from Raipur after the surgery. Annapoorna Trust offered Gift Hampers to all the children containing nutritious items along with lunch and dinner packets to all the families for their onward journey. A hearty thank you to team Aarogya Vahini for achieving this noble deed in a short span of time.

Ramamurthy Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Grocery Kits and SaiSure Pack Distributed

Annapoorna Volunteers in Ramamurthy Nagar distributed dry ration to three Sanjeevani helpers of a Government School and five parents of Bhovipalya school on August 18th. SaiSure was distributed for a period of 2 months to the following orphanages – Jeevita, Mother Teresa Sarala Foundation, Ray of Hope, Nele Namma mane, Mentally challenged children at Antargange, Shastris Deaf & Dumb School, Rajajinagar Orphanage, and also for a few weak children. According to the feedback received, the mentally challenged children as well as Deaf and Dumb children are really relishing the SaiSure health drink.

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

August 16th: Grocery Kits Distributed at Tatanagar Station

On 16th August 2020, volunteers of Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust distributed ration kits consisting of 10 kgs Atta (wheat flour), 1 kg Oil, 1 kg Dal (lentils), and 1 sachet of Handwash powder to 50 coolies and 10 sanitation workers working at the Tatanagar Railway station in Jamshedpur. These people were rendered jobless due to the cancellation of trains due to the ongoing pandemic.

Borabanda, Telangana

August 15th: Annapoorna Kalusha Distributed to 50 Families on Independence Day

This Independence Day, Annapoorna Kalusha was distributed to 50 families in Borabanda, Telangana. All of these people are private school teachers and couldn’t get their salaries since the last 4 months due to the current pandemic. Out of them, a few are widows. A few of the items distributed were: Dal (2 kg), Oil (2 L), Sugar (1 kg), Rava (2 kg), Salt (2 kg), Turmeric, Chilli Powder, Mustard, Jeera, Soaps, and Hair Oil.

Ganjam District, Odisha

130 Relief Kits Distributed in Odisha

Ganjam is one of the poor districts lying in the southern part of Odisha. COVID-19 pandemic has pushed people like destitute women, migrant labors, daily wage earners, leprosy patients, rag pickers living in this district to the corner with no or little resources left to them even for meeting their daily food needs. In order to alleviate their suffering, Annapoorna volunteers have distributed 130 Grocery kits to the needy people in 6 villages – Dahanipalli, Chirikipada, Kushapalli, Golia, Badua and Mareipalli belonging to Ganjam district this month.

KR Puram, Bengaluru, Karnataka

20,000 Masks Distributed

Team Annapoorna in collaboration with NGO Nayonika Eye care charitable trust have distributed 20000 masks to KR Puram vegetable and flower vendors, BMTC drivers and conductors of South zone, etc. Masks were also handed over to education minister Shri Suresh Kumar to be distributed to various staff members.

Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu

August 9th: 135 Food Parcels Distributed in Sivakasi

The Annapoorna volunteers in Sivakasi have been really active even during the ongoing pandemic. They have been distributing food parcels to the needy on every sunday during the lockdown. They distributed 135 food parcels across the town on August 9th.

Rural West Bengal

Immunity Boosting Camps in Rural West Bengal

Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini, Mobile Hospital Service, West Bengal in collaboration with the Divine Will Foundation and Annapoorna Trust is addressing rural communities relentlessly with Primary Health Care initiatives in multiple locations of Rural West Bengal. While the world is reeling under the attack of covid-19, West Bengal unfortunately also faced a harsh cyclone in addition, making this exercise all the more essential. Beneficiaries not only are given free doctor consultations and medicines, but are also provided with protein rich supplements and essential commodities for health and hygiene to fight against the pandemic.

Tumkur, Karnataka

August 7th: Grocery Kits for 712 Cooks in Tumkur

Annapoorna in collaboration with Swami Vivekananda Integrated Rural Health Centre in Tumkur district in Karnataka helped the needy families of 712 school cooks with grocery kits. The families, whose livelihoods are badly affected due to the ongoing pandemic, belong to cooks working in various schools across 6 hoblis around Madhugiri area near Pavagada.

Gosaba, West Bengal

August 6th: Amphan Cyclone Relief & Restoration Activities were taken up.

Massive Cyclone Relief & Restoration activities were taken up by Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini, Mobile Hospital Service, West Bengal amid COVID-19 crisis in Gosaba, Sunderbans in West Bengal state.

Bangalore, Karnataka

July 24th : Volunteers Distributed Kits

Ramamurthynagar volunteers distributed 15 kits to Seva Samaj tamil school near Mariyappanpalya and 10 kits to needy parents of Bhovipalya Mahalaxmi layout.

Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Grocery Kits For 80 Needy Families

Annapoorna team in Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh distributed grocery kits to around 80 needy families. These families’ livelihood has been affected due to the ongoing pandemic. Each kit contains 13 items—Sugar 1kg, Dal 1kg, Oil 1kg, Suji 1kg, Salt 1kg, Atta 1kg, Tamarind 1/2kg, Urad Dal 1kg, Idli Rava 2kgs, Red chillies, Soaps, Mustard, and Tea Powder.

Tubharahalli – Bangalore, Karnataka

July 13th: Grocery kits and sweaters for 20 families in Tubharahalli slum

Annapoorna team has, during the lockdown months, provided 2 rounds of grocery kits to 125 and 180 needy families respectively residing at Tubharahalli slum near Whitefield in Bengaluru.

On July 13th, the team distributed one more round of grocery kits to 20 needy migrant labourer families. These families belong to children studying at Tubharahalli government school, which is a beneficiary of Annapoorna breakfast programme.

46 children were provided with sweaters, so that they can keep themselves warm during the ongoing monsoon season.

The grocery kits contained the following:

Rice (10 kg) ,
Ragi (5 kg) ,
Toor dal (1 kg) ,
Sunflower oil (1 l) ,
Salt (1 kg) ,
Sugar (1 kg) , and
Avalakki (flattened rice) (2 kg).

While providing for these 20 families, the team has surveyed and noted the need to support another 200 families.

Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

July 14th : 160 Homeopathy Immune Booster Tablets to cleanliness workers of Alandurai, Perur and Pulavapatti panchayat in Coimbatore District

The Annapoorna team in Coimbatore upon realizing the susceptibility of front line cleanliness workers to COVID-19 infection, decided to provide Homeopathy Booster Immune Tablets to them. Annapoorna volunteers distributed the Homeopathy Booster Immune Tablets to 160 cleanliness workers in  Alandurai, Perur and Pulavapatti panchayat in Coimbatore district.

Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

 

July 12th : Monthly grocery kits for 25 families in Vizianagaram

Apart from the 250+ needy families in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh that have been supported with grocery kits by the Annapoorna team earlier, another 25 needy families in Vizianagaram’s villages of Kantakapalli and Sambayyapalem have been identified and are being provided with monthly grocery and vegetables for the last two months.

July 5th : Guru Poornima Prasadam of Puliyogare and Ladoo distributed to 620 needy people in Vizianagaram.

Annapoorna team in Vizianagaram, on the occasion of Guru Poornima, distributed puliyogare (tamarind rice) and ladoo to about 620 needy and homeless people across various areas in the district.

Kovilanchery – Chennai, Tamilnadu

July 7th : Grocery kits distribution in Kovilanchery, Chennai

Annapoorna volunteers in Chennai packed Grocery kits and distributed them to 70 needy families of school students’ of Kovilanchery school, Chennai.

Ramamurthy Nagar – Bangalore, Karnataka

July 7th,8th : Grocery kits distribution in Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore

Annapoorna volunteers distributed grocery kits to the parents of children studying in Annapoorna beneficiary schools in Ramamurthy Nagar in Bengaluru namely Kowdenahalli and Anandpura schools over two days – the 7th and 8th of July.

Additionally, our volunteers also distributed grocery for an old age home and about 45 days of grocery to a needy family near Baglur cross.

July 14th:One month’s groceries for Sri Sai Seva orphanage in Srirangapatnam in Mandya district in Karnataka.

Annapoorna volunteers in Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore received a request from Sri Sai Seva orphanage, Srirangapatnam for providing Groceries. The orphanage is home to 30 children. Our volunteers immediately arranged for one month’s Groceries to be provided to the orphanage. 

Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Food packets to needy and homeless people for the past 6 Sundays at Visakhapatnam

Annapoorna team at Vishakapatnam have regularly been providing food packets over the last 6 Sundays. More than 1250 needy or homeless people have been provided with these food packets that contain flavoured rice (or chapathis) with a curry.

Cyclone Amphan Relief Activity, Kalidaspur

June 23rd: Annapoorna team and Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini, Mobile Hospital Service , West Bengal collaborated to provide help to families in Kalidaspur, Gosaba in West Bengal that were hit by Cyclone Amphan.

Reaching to the remotest belts of the coastal periphery, the Aarogya Vahini team reached Kalidaspur after travelling three and a half hours by boat and offered Groceries – Rice, Dal , Soya bean , Milk and Mustard Oil packed for each family. 100 families were benefited by this distribution.

Keeping in mind, the health and hygiene of the locals there, in the covid situation, the volunteers distributed Masks , Sanitisers and Sanitary Napkins for the rural women . Tarpaulins were offered to a few families whose huts were blown away.

Pavagada, Karnataka

June 26th, 28th : Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama distributed Food kits to 600 cooks at Pavagada

Annapoorna team received an appeal from Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama for sponsoring Food kits to nearly about 600 cooks of education department (akshara dasoha) from all over Pavagada taluk where they had not been paid their salaries for more than six months.
Annapoorna sponsored the 600 Food kits comprising of rice(5kg), sugar(2kg) dhal (1kg) atta 2kg, chilli powder, salt. The Food kits were distributed to the cooks in a phased manner on 2 days – the 26th and 28th of June.

Coimbatore and Tirupur, Tamilnadu

June 23rd: Relief for 500 needy families in Coimbatore and Tirupur

Annapoorna team in Coimbatore have distributed groceries to families of about 500 children belonging to National Child Labour Control and Rehabilitation in Coimbatore and Tirupur districts in Tamil Nadu state. This would help needy families affected by the loss of regular wages due to the covid 19 situation.

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

June 21st: Daily essentials for 40 families in Jamshedpur

Thanks to the information from two girls (known to a few Annapoorna volunteers in Jamshedpur) who are currently living in Dom Tola and Kurmi Tola in Parsudih area on the outskirts of Jamshedpur, Annapoorna team in Jamshedpur reached out to 40 needy families with daily essentials. These 40 families’ sole bread winners have lost their jobs due to the current uncertain Covid situation.

Annapoorna volunteers, upon being alerted about these needy families, sprung into action and arranged for kits containing dry material – Muri, Sattu, Kala Channa, Jaggery, Biscuit pack, washing soap , bathing soap which were distributed at their hamlets on Sunday (21st June 2020). About 15 families in Dom Tola and 25 families in Kurmi Tola benefitted from this.

Hubbali, Karnataka

June 25th:Distribution of SaiSure packets and Chocolates at the school of specially abled children in Hubbali

On June 25th, the Annapoorna team of Hubbali (Hubli) visited the Manovikas rehabilitation center, a school for specially abled children, and distributed chocolates to all the children there.

The team also provided them with Saisure Multinutrient health mix packets to help improve the students’ nutrition. SaiSure mix has shown results of improving nutrition of students across various schools where it is served.

For more details on SaiSure, visit annapoorna.org.in/saisure-evidence

Hennur, Karnataka

June 29th : Grocery kits, SaiSure packets given to Rays of Hope orphanage kids 

Annapoorna team decided to help 20 needy kids in Rays of Hope orphanage, Hennur.  They distributed Grocery kits which would cater to their food needs for 15 days, SaiSure packets and money for milk which would last for 10 days.

Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

June 29th : Groceries Kit were distributed to 125 Transgenders in Kovaipudur, Pollachi, Veeraapandipirivu and Mettupalayam

Krishnagiri District, Tamilnadu

June 14th: Grocery kits distributed to 20 needy families in Peyanur village, Krishnagiri District

Annapoorna team members in Krishnagiri District packed 20 Grocery kits, where each kit would sustain a family for 10 days.  They distributed these kits to 20 needy families who were finding it hard to sustain a living in this trying COVID -19 situation.

Thinnakonam, Tamilnadu

June 17th: Grocery kits distributed to needy students’ families in Thinnakonam, Tiruchirapalli

Annapoorna team in Thinnakonam distributed Grocery kits to needy students’ families who were finding it hard to make ends meet in the current COVID -19 crisis .  The distribution was held at school place, Thinnakonam.

Cyclone Amphan Relief activity, West Bengal

June 13th, 14th: Cyclone Amphan Relief activity of Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini, Mobile Hospital Service, West Bengal in collaboration with Annapoorna Trust at Kakdwip, West Bengal

Aarogya Vahini team in collaboration with Annapoorna team offered 500 kgs of Rice , 200 kgs of Potato , 50 kgs of Dal , 50 kgs of Soya chunks and 50 litres of Oil to the Gouria Math Kitchen At Kakdwip to serve narayans who have been a prey to the cyclone in the adjacent areas with daily Prasadam cooked in the Ashram! 
The Aarogya Vahini team was humbled with the hospitality of the Ashram authorities and their devotion towards Seva !

Nagapattinam, Tamilnadu

June 16th, 17th: Event launched by Nagapattinam MLA Tamimun Ansari to provide orphan and mentally challenged children with SaiSure

Annapoorna team at Nagapattinam decided to provide orphan and mentally challenged children with SaiSure and the MLA Tamimun Ansari distributed 70 such needy children with a 1kg packet of SaiSure each. SaiSure, a delicious Multinutrient health mix provides all the micro nutrients and macro nutrients needed for the all round holistic development of children. More information about SaiSure can be accessed at the link https://annapoorna.org.in/saisure-evidence

Cyclone Amphan Relief activity, West Bengal

June 6th to 13th: Cyclone Amphan Relief activity of Sri Sathya Sai Aarogya Vahini, Mobile Hospital Service, West Bengal in collaboration with Annapoorna Trust

1. INITIATING TWO COMMUNITY RELIEF KITCHENS IN THE COASTAL AREAS OF CHUNAKHALI ENSURING OVER 7000 MEALS IN A WEEK:

The devastating cyclone Amphan, left in its aftermath, a terrible trail of destruction and misery, with villagers living in dire circumstances without roofs . The Aarogya Vahini team with their humble offering initiated two Community  Kitchens for serving cooked food twice a day for 600 villagers in the areas of Chunakhali of South 24 Parganas of Dhekberia, Sachiakhali area.

Volunteers equipped the Kitchen store with 1000 kg rice, 300kg potato, 200kg of dal , 60 lts of  mustard oil and 30 kgs soybean. The local volunteers along with teachers are working shoulder to shoulder, and have been relentlessly stretching their helping hands to the cause, trying to reach out to as many people as possible.

2. DRY RATION & MILK OFFERED TO THREE COASTAL ADIVASI VILLAGES:

Amidst oppressive weather conditions, with high humidity, volunteers with  masks struggled to overcome fatigue, dehydration and also navigate the slippery alluvial soil of the river banks to reach 3 adivasi villages of  Gangdhar Para, Jana Para, Adivasi Para in boats to deliver dry relief materials. Flattened Rice, Jaggery , Baby Milk Powder and Pure Drinking water was distributed to the communities across the broken man –made dams. Tarpaulins were supplied to the people without huts amidst many.

With alarming health needs,a telemedicine centre has been planned at Chunakhali, which will be initiated in the coming days in addition to food and relief supplies ! 

 

Chennai, Tamilnadu

June 11th: Biscuit packets and water bottles distributed to 1000 migrants in Chennai Railway Station

1000 water bottles and biscuit packets were distributed to Assam and Mizoram migrants at Chennai Central Railway Station on 11th June midnight. The North East migrants’ coordinator with his volunteers distributed the items to the passengers who left by a special train at 11.30pm on 11th June. Thanks to Danirasa Foundation  and Annapoorna volunteers who rose to the occasion even though the information was received barely 6 hours before the departure of the train.

Vizag, Andhra Pradesh

 

June 7th: Food packets distributed to 250 needy people in Vizag city

Annapoorna team members in Vizag cooked Biryani and Potato curry and packed them into 250 food packets. Annapoorna volunteers distributed these food packets to migrants and other needy people who were finding it hard to sustain a living in this trying COVID -19 situation.

Alappuzha, Kerala

 

June 5th : Kerala Police Applauds Annapoorna volunteers for their act of benevolence

The Annapoorna volunteers while engaging in various service initiatives to the needy during the corona pandemic in Kerala could not miss to acknowledge the efforts of the policemen who are working relentlessly to combat the spread of Coronavirus.
The team of volunteers committed themselves to provide evening tea and snacks to the policemen carrying out their duty in the scorching heat from Kaithavana to Tumboli checking points at Alappuzha district of Kerala. The volunteers ensured a steaming hot cup of tea and snacks to these policemen every single day.

Touched by the sprightly act of the Annapoorna volunteers, the officers from the North police station of Alappuzha district, felicitated the team of volunteers. The token of appreciation for the dedicated efforts were humbly received by the Annapoorna volunteers. The function was presided and attended by the Sub Inspectors of police- Sri Baby TS, Sri Bhuvana Chandran, Sri Suresh Kumar KV and also Police Association Councillor Sri. Hashir and Head constables- Smt Suja and Sri Shyama Prasad.

The Annapoorna Team of Alappuzha district has been rendering commendable service activities during the corona pandemic including distribution of vegetable kits to 50 underprivileged families and also distribution of financial assistance and essentials to the families of daily wage workers and street vendors.

Yelburga – Koppal District, Karnataka

 

June 3rd: Distribution of 5000 Grocery kits to needy families by the Hon ex-CM Siddaramaiah

Hon Ex CM Siddaramaiah, in the presence of ex-minister Basavaraja Rayareddy, the trustees of Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust Mr Anand Kumar Kadali, Mr Jayaprakash, National Manager of the Trust Mr Santosh Allath and Regional Manager Mr Kiran,distributed 5000 grocery kits to needy people of the region in an event organized in the old Panchayat ground, Yelburga. 

The relief comprised of 2kgs of rice, 2kgs of rava, 2 kgs of wheat flour, 1 kg of sugar, 1kg of salt and 1 kg of chana dal (lentils).

Gurumatkal – Yadgir, Karnataka

 

May 30th: Children with Malnutrition in Gurumatkal – Yadgir, Karnataka were provided with SaiSure health mix.

Children with malnutrition in Gurumatkal in Yadgir, Karnataka were provided with SaiSure health mix, a scientifically designed health mix powder providing vital nutrients and micro nutrients.

For more details on SaiSure, please visit annapoorna.org.in/saisure-evidence/

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

 

May 28th: Relief for migrant workers transiting Jamshedpur

On 28th May, Annapoorna volunteers in Jamshedpur were on ground Zero from 5.30 am at Tata Steel Foundation’s camp on National Highway 33 at Pardih Chowk to help migrant workers transiting Jamshedpur from various places to go to other places in Jharkhand, Bihar, UP, West Bengal and NE.

504 migrants crossed the camp during the 5 hour morning session by various means such as buses, walking, cycles, trucks, tractors, trailers, etc. Annapoorna volunteers worked along with volunteers from Tata Steel and People for Change to hand over hot Upma breakfast and dry ration kit for every member to be used during the journey till they reach next camp or their homes.

Shramik Train (Chennai – Tripura)

 

May 28th: 500 kits for migrant travelers in Shramik train

Annapoorna team quickly collaborated with Tata Steel Foundation in Jamshedpur and Danirasa foundation in Chennai to provide train travel food kits for about 500 travelers, in a matter of a few hours.

On 27th May, Annapoorna team in Jamshedpur, received a call from Tata Steel Foundation in Jamshedpur to help stranded migrant workers returning to Tripura by a Shramik special train at Chennai.

Team Annapoorna at Jamshedpur immediately got in touch with Mr. Clement, Convenor of Manipur Response Team Covid 19 to get more details of requirement . Mr. Clement is spearheading the monitoring and ensuring NE migrant workers travel back to their respective NE states safely.

With his guidance the team quickly froze the items to be given. The team further contacted Danirasa Foundation, who regularly collaborate with Annapoorna in Chennai for various relief activities, to mobilise 500 kits comprising of 2 litre water bottles, a couple of biscuit packets and a bottle of juice. Each passenger was given the kit as they entered the platform and were bid farewell wishing safe journey.

Earnest thanks to Danirasa Foundation team for taking up the challenge and delivering at such short notice.

Yadgir, Karnataka

 

May 28th: 250 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition in Yadgir, Karnataka were provided with SaiSure health mix.

 SaiSure is a scientifically designed health mix providing vital nutrients and micro nutrients acting as a wholesome meal in itself.

For more details on SaiSure, please visit annapoorna.org.in/saisure-evidence/

JP Nagar – Bangalore, Karnataka

 

May 24th: Grocery kits for essential service providers in Bengaluru

One Nation Youth team in collaboration with Annapoorna handed out ration kits, as a part of covid-19 relief, to essential service providers such as pourakarmikas, newspaper boys, milkmen as well as some needy families in areas such as JP Nagar and Mini Forest in Bengaluru. BBMP Health Inspector and JP Nagar Police Inspector were present during the distribution.

Hubli, Karnataka

 

May 19th : Food Relief Kits distributed to 60 needy families in Hubli 

The Annapoorna team in Hubli packed 60 Food relief kits with daily essentials. These Food Relief Kits were distributed to 60 needy families in the areas Ramnagar, Ganeshpet, Nagashettykoppa, Girnichal, Joladoni, Gauli Galli etc.

Andhra Pradesh

 

May 19th : 87 needy families in remote villages in AP receive relief

Anapoorna team in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh visited 10 remote villages in and around Kothavalasa and  L Kota Mandalas such as SitaGorlevanipalem, Thamarapalli, Srirampuram, Karnatakapalli, Kotturu, Sambayyapalem, Gollapeta, Rajanna colony and Umadevi Colony. They reached out to 87 needy families in these villages and provided them with daily essentials. With this, the team has overall reached out to 250 families with relief in the various mandals mentioned.

Hyderabad, Telangana

 

May 17th : Food served to several needy people on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanthi

Annapoorna team served a very sumptuous lunch with Sweet, Tamarind rice, Vada and  Laddu to several needy people in Hyderabad on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanthi.

Hyderabad, Telangana

 

May 14th : 20 needy children’s families in Hyderabad receive relief

Annapoorna team reached out to needy families of 20 children studying in an Annapoorna breakfast programme beneficiary school. The families were unable to make their ends meet due to the current extended lockdown.

The team has provided groceries that is expected to last them for a month

Ramamurthy Nagar – Bangalore, Karnataka

 

May 13th : Relief kits for 8 needy families in Ramamurthy Nagar

Annapoorna volunteers in Ramamurthy Nagar identified 8 needy families in Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore who were unable to earn a livelihood under the lockdown. They distributed food relief kits to those 8 needy families.

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

 

May 11th : Relief kits for 100 Annapoorna beneficiary students’ families in Jamshedpur

Annapoorna volunteers in Jamshedpur reached out to Annapoorna  School students’ families and distributed relief kits to families of 100 students’ of Annapoorna School Sri Surat Sarvajanik M E School, Bistupur, Jamshedpur.

The relief kits contained 1kg sattu, 1kg channa, 250gms muri ( puffed rice ), 1kg gud ( jaggery ), 1 big marie biscuit pack, 2 bathing soaps,  2 washing soaps and 1 child mask.

Mandya, Karnataka

May 9th : Relief kits for 25 needy families in Mandya

Annapoorna volunteers in Mandya identified 25 needy families who were unable to earn a livelihood under the extended Covid-19 lockdown. They distributed food relief kits to those 25 needy families.

The relief kits contained 5kgs rice, 1kg tur dal, 1 litre oil, half kg sugar, 1kg wheat, 250gms groundnut, 100gms turmeric, 100gms chilli powder, 100 gms tamarind and 1kg rava.

Kolar, Karnataka

May 6th: Relief Kits distribution to 2000 needy families in Kolar

 

On May 6th, Annapoorna volunteers provided support to 2000 needy families in Kolar with relief kits containing monthly groceries. This initiative was with the support of Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust.

The Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Kolar Gold Fields Smt. Roopa Kala Shashidhar was present along with other Government officials during the distribution. 

The groceries that would last a month, comprised of rice, toor dal , oil, pulses along with other items.

Hyderabad, Telangana

 

May 6th: Meals for migrant workers in Hyderabad

Annapoorna team in Hyderabad served specially arranged meals for migrant workers in Hyderabad. Sumptuous meals comprising white rice, dal, curry, dessert, chilli bajji, chutney, and buttermilk were served to all the migrant workers and their families.

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

May 6th : Food Relief Kits distributed to 85 needy families

Anapoorna volunteers identified 85 needy families and prepared food relief kits for distribution. 54 food relief kits were distributed to the families of children of Nirmal Nagar, Domohani Annapoorna school and 31 food relief kits were distributed to Jyothi Club Balvikas children at Supodera.

Each food relief kit contained 1kg channa, 1 kg sattu, 5 packs muri, 1kg jaggery (gud), 1 big marie biscuit packet, 2 bathing soaps and two washing soaps.

Whitefield – Bangalore, Karnataka

 

May 4th: Second round of covid-19 relief for Whitefield slums

The Annapoorna volunteers in Whitefield in Bengaluru, today morning, reached out with a second installment of relief materials to help the needy migrant slum dwellers during the extended lockdown.

The volunteers served about 170 families with provisions such as rice, lentils (dal), oil, ragi (finger millet), salt, soaps, etc. All these families are of migrant workers, living in slums near Kundalahalli and Tubharahalli area, who are unable to earn their daily wages currently. As always, social distancing norms were fully adhered to.

Ramanagara District, Karnataka

 

May 4th: Annapoorna volunteers distributed 55 relief kits in Vaddarahalli , Ramanagara district. 60 relief kits were also distributed in Iruligara doddi village, Channapatna taluk, Ramanagara district. Mr Srinivas, Deputy director of social welfare dept, Ramanagara was also present during the distribution. 

May 2nd: 1000 Relief kits distribution in Ramanagara district

The 1000 relief kits which were earlier handed over to the CEO’s office at Ramanagara were distributed to needy families in Ramanagara and Kanakapura by Annapoorna volunteers. During the distribution, Srinivas – Deputy Director, Department of  Social Welfare and  Jayprakash – Assistant Director, Kanakapura were present.

April 29th : Relief kits for 1000 families in Ramanagara district

Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust has provided 1000 relief kits on the request of Chief Executive Officer of Ramanagara district in Karnataka, Mr. Mohammed Ikram. The kits contain groceries that are expected to last for a month for a family. 

The relief kits, which have been handed over at the CEO’s office in Ramanagara, would be further distributed to 1000 needy families in the district to help them during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

 

Comprehensive COVID-19 Relief Activity in Dehradun

Annapoorna volunteers from Dehradun in Uttarakhand state have planned meticulously and are carrying out relief activities to help needy families and the homeless during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

Concerted efforts with government authorities for providing meals

Based on government authorities’ request, from 16th April, about 150 packets of meals are being supplied to the government control room for distribution to needy and homeless persons everyday for lunch.

From 27 April onwards, the efforts have been doubled by providing 150 + 150 packets of meals to the government control room. This is in order to help the homeless both during lunch and dinner.

Kudos to Annapoorna volunteers in Dehradun for their dedication and consistency in helping the needy during the covid-19 lockdown.

Vinayaknagar – Bangalore, Karnataka

 

May 2nd : Relief kits distributed to 80 needy families

Six Annapoorna breakfast seva beneficiary children in Vinayaknagar surveyed the locality enquiring people of their wellbeing and needs. During that process, 80 needy families were identified who were finding it difficult to make ends meet during the COVID-19 lockdown. The children informed the Annapoorna volunteers about the need and our Annapoorna volunteers prepared relief kits and handed over the same to the 80 needy families.

Hyderabad, Telangana

May 1st: 1200 bottles of drinking water for Ram Koti hospital

Annapoorna team in Hyderabad was informed about a shortage in drinking water at the Ram Koti hospital in the city. The team got into quick action and provided 100 cartons of drinking water, which translates to about 1200 bottles of drinking water. Needless to explain, drinking water is especially important for the patients in isolation wards, suffering from infectious diseases including covid-19. In times such as the lockdown, such a timely distribution is very crucial for the patients and workers at the hospital.

Vizianagarm District , Andhra Pradesh

 

April 30th : Relief activity in 10 villages in Vizianagaram district

Annapoorna team in Vizianagaram district have so far provided daily essentials to 163 needy families across 10 villages in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh. The familes that were provided with the relief materials are needy and unable to make their ends meet during the covid-19 lockdown.

The villages visited were Gangubudi, Srirampuram, JDValasa, Banadhi, Kothapalem, Mallivedu, Kantakapalli, VVPalem, Dungada and Pedda Dungada.

Hyderabad, Telangana

 

April 30th : Many needy brahmin families in Hyderabad were finding it hard to make ends meet during this time of lockdown. Annapoorna volunteers in collaboration with Sri Sathya Sai Srujala Sravanthi trust distributed groceries to many such needy brahmin families.

May 1st : Annapoorna volunteers in Hyderabad distributed masks to many labourers and poor people on the roads.

 

Delhi

 

April 29th : Relief materials for 250 families in Delhi 

Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with Rescue Foundation has reached out to 250 needy families across Delhi and has provided them with daily essentials. Apart from groceries, personal care kits were also provided. This activity was conducted in the presence of authorities such as SDM and DCPCR.

The needy families, unable to make their ends meet due to lack of daily wages during the lockdown, were put up at various areas in Delhi such as Mangalpuri JJ Colony, Jahory Colony, Bhajanpura , Mandawali and Trilokpuri.

Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh

April 26th: Daily essentials for needy families in Ananthapur

Annapoorna in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust Muddenahalli has been, throughout the lockdown, distributing daily essentials to needy families across various states and districts.

Today, Annapoorna volunteer and a student of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Group of Institutions, who is now staying in her village in Ananthapur, located 9 needy families including that of homeless and specially challenged people, and distributed them with daily essentials.

Hyderabad, Telangana

April 26th: Relief for 60 migrant workers’ families in Hyderabad

Annapoorna team identified and reached out to  60 migrant worker families to provide grocery and vegetables. Each family was provided with rice, lentils (dal), sugar, tea powder, oil, pulses, turmeric and chilli powder along with potatoes, tomatoes and onions. The grocery kit provided to each family by Annapoorna team (in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust) is expected to suffice for the next 10 days. 

The distribution took place at Shankarnagar, Peerzadiguda and Boduppal bus depot area in Hyderabad city. The migrant workers families are from Srikakulam in AP and are unable to make their ends meet during the current Covid19 nation wide lockdown.

Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka

April 23rd: 350 residents of Whitefield slums provided with meals

Annapoorna volunteers in Whitefield reached out to 350 people from underprivileged pockets in the area  and served them meal packets comprising vegetable rice and curd rice. The volunteers went to slums and huts in Kundalahalli and Tubharahalli areas of Bengaluru to distribute the food packets. Bengaluru city municipality workers such as sanitation workers and some maintenance workers of PFS apartment complex in the area were also provided with meal packets.

During the entire distribution across centers, the volunteers advised all the recipients about social distancing and basic hygiene.

Buddha Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana

 

April 23rd: 17 migrant workers families in Buddha Nagar receive groceries

Annapoorna team in Hyderabad reached out to 17 needy families belonging to migrant workers in Buddha Nagar. These families are unable to avail government relief since they do not have ration cards.

In order to help these families during the current lockdown, Annapoorna in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust distributed groceries comprising of 15 kg rice, 2 kg onions, 2 kg tomatoes, 1 liter of oil, 1 kg Toor dal, 1 kg salt along with chilli powder and turmeric powder.

Jorhat, Assam

April 23rd : Relief activities in Jorhat, Assam

Last week, Annapoorna team in Jorhat in Assam had reached out to 11 needy families with groceries. Today, the team identified another 17 needy families and provided them with grocery relief kits. 

Such families were chosen where most of them were unable to avail of government relief due to lack of ration cards. A few others were chosen owing to other factors such as an earning member being terminally ill, or the family being run by a single mother with children, etc.

Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

April 22nd : Groceries for 44 needy families in Nellore

Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust has helped distribute groceries for 44 needy families in Aravapalem in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh state. The volunteers took the help of a teacher to locate needy families in the area, so that they would benefit during this lockdown when families dependent on daily wages are unable to make ends meet.

Nizamabad District, Telangana

April 22nd : Relief material for needy families in Nizamabad district

Annapoorna team reached out to and distributed daily essentials to 60 needy families in Nizamabad district in Telangana state. Due to the ongoing nation wide lockdown, the families are not able to earn daily wages and hence are not able to buy groceries required to cook at their homes. Annapoorna thanks Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust for their support.

Khanapur, Telangana

April 21st : Essential commodities for needy families in Khanapur

Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust has distributed daily essential commodities to 50 needy families in Khanapur, which is part of Telangana state. Since most of the families depend on daily wages, they are unable to make ends meet during the covid-19 lockdown.

Khanapur’s corporator, Chairman of the Education Committee and Chairman of Village Development Committee were involved during the distribution.

Vizag Airport, Andhra Pradesh

April 21st : Relief material for 400 contract employees of Vizag Airport

About 400 contract employees of Visakhapatnam airport were provided with provisions by Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust, Muddenahalli. The employees of the Vizag airport came forward to arrange for rice and atta and they sought Annapoorna’s support to provide other provisions and groceries.

The contract employees, who are now without wages in the current lockdown, have conveyed their gratitude for the timely help. The distribution was conducted smoothly with all the necessary measures.

Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

April 21st : Daily Essentials distribution in Nellore

Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh is marked as a red zone based on Covid19 infection, thereby leading to highly restricted movement during the lockdown period. As movement is allowed for a short timeslot of 2 hours between 7am and 9am, Annapoorna team in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust, Muddenahalli distributed daily groceries to about 80 needy families over 3 days.

Hyderabad, Telangana

April 21st : Food kits for migrant workers in Hyderabad

Annapoorna in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandir Trust , Muddenahalli reached out to migrant workers’ families in Ibrahim Nagar in Hyderabad, to help them during the ongoing nation wide lockdown.

Annapoorna team in Hyderabad had received calls to bring relief materials to migrant workers in Ibrahim Nagar at Banjara hills in Hyderabad. The migrant workers, due to lack of daily wages, were not able to eat for last few days.

Each kit, provided for a family, consisted of 25 kg rice, 6 kg onions, 2 kg tomatoes, 1 liter oil, 1 kg toor dal, 1 kg of sugar, 1 kg salt along with chilli powder and turmeric powder.

Addanki mandal, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh

April 20th : 180 needy families located and provided relief material in Addanki mandal in AP

Annapoorna team took the help of 6 teachers from 5 different needy rural government schools to trace needy families in Addanki mandal in Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh in order to provide them with relief material during the ongoing nation wide lockdown.

The headmaster of Thimmayapalem goverment school Sri Sarvesvara Rao took the lead and, with the help of 5 teachers of various schools, helped Annapoorna team reach out to about 180 needy families in the surrounding areas.

Annapoorna thanks Sri Sarvesvara Rao, Sri Baburao, Sri Amara Srinivasa Rao, Sri Gangadhar, Sri Ramarao and Sri Ramaiah – the teachers for their selfless efforts that resulted in benefitting the needy students’ families.

Manoharabad, Telangana

April 20th : Daily Essentials distributed in Manoharabad

Annapoorna team today reached out to the needy families of the children studying in government school in Manoharabad in Jakranpalle mandal in Nizamabad district in Telangana to provide them with daily essential grocery. This will help the needy families during the nation wide lockdown that’s in place to prevent spread of Covid-19. The village heads were present during the distribution.

Greater Noida

April 20th : Essential groceries distributed in Greater Noida

Annapoorna team reached out to about 150 needy families in Greater Noida to provide them with groceries and some vegetables, in order to help them during the current lockdown.

Most of these needy families belong to children studying at Kyampur’s goverment school. The teacher and their associates helped with the distribution to the families.

King Koti hospital, Hyderabad

April 17th : 100 cartons of drinking water for King Koti hospital

Annapoorna team was apprised about a shortage of drinking water in the hospital at King Koti area in Hyderabad. The team quickly sprang into action and provided the hospital with 100 cartons of bottles of drinking water, to help them overcome the paucity, especially during the critical lockdown period. This is especially important for the isolation ward patients, who suffer from infectious diseases.

Kudos to the team for the swift action!

Bantwal, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka

April 15th : Distribution of Food essentials to 80 families in Siddakatte, Bantwal

Annapoorna volunteers in Siddakatte distributed Food essentials to 80 families.  Each family  was given one kg Avalakki (flattened Rice), half kg rava, required amount of Cooking oil, hesarubele(green gram), saasive (poppy seeds). In the beginning the parents who had arrived for the distribution program were made to be seated in a room with a distance of 3 feet in between them. After that, the ingredients were distributed to them in an orderly way. Vice President of the School Development branch Umesh Gouda and the Sthaleeya Grama Panchayat praised and thanked Sri Annapoorna Trust. Distributing the ingredients was very helpful for the people in the locality(sthaleeya).

Relief activity in Kanyana and Chandalike, Bantwal

Annapoorna team in Bantwal taluk in Dakshina Kannada district distributed food grain ingredients to needy 180 families.

The food grains were distributed in Kanyana and Chandalike village government schools, which are a part of Annapoorna breakfast program.

Hyderabad, Telangana

April 15th: Daily meal distribution and grocery distribution in Hyderabad

For the last 8 days (from April 8th), Annapoorna team in Hyderabad has been cooking and distributing hot meals for the needy, homeless and the hungry.

The team has also reached out to other needy centers like orphanage, etc. and helps them with food grains and other groceries.

The Telangana team across various districts, including the Hyderabad team, have already distributed groceries to parents of children studying in all the needy government schools that are a part of Annapoorna breakfast programme.

Kudos to the Hyderabad team for its selfless efforts to serve the hungry in times of need such as the lockdown!

Singaram village, Hyderabad

60 cows in one of the Goshalas near the Singaram village, hyderabad were not having grass to eat. Annapoorna volunteers from the Annapoorna Trust gathered grass and handed it over to the Goshala.

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Bhuvanagiri District, Telangana

Over 1400 people reached out to in Bhuvanagiri district in Telangana – Week 2

April 7th: Annapoorna volunteers in Bhuvanagiri district in Telangana reached out to various government schools which are a part of Annapoorna breakfast programme. Parents of school children who come from needy families were identified with the support of teachers working at these government schools. Most of these families are daily wage dependent, and hence are unable to eke out a living during the lockdown period.

In order to support the families, groceries such as rice, wheat flour (atta), flattened rice (aval or poha), pulses (dal), sunflower oil, chilli powder, turmeric powder, etc. were distributed.

April 8th: Further to yesterday’s outreach to needy families of Annapoorna supported government school children in Bhuvanagiri district in Telangana state, more needy families have been reached out to today. Overall, 1400+ have benefited from the distribution of groceries so far, in the district.

Annapoorna thanks the police team in Bhuvanagiri district for extending their support!

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

81 families in Jamshedpur receive groceries

Annapoorna volunteers of Jamshedpur identified and reached out to 81 needy families in Dua colony and Kundadih village near Jamshedpur in Jharkhand state to help them with essential groceries during the lockdown period.

This initiative was supported generously by Tata Steel Land and Markets department. The commodities distributed to each family were 1kg of lentils (dal), 1kg of oil, 2 soaps, 3 biscuit packets and 1kg of sugar.

Annapoorna thanks Tata Steel Land and Market Department for their support.

Hyderabad, Telangana

April 9th : Food Packets distribution

 The Annapoorna team in Hyderabad distributed food packets to the needy affected by the lockdown.

Mehaboobnagar, Telangana

Relief work at Mehaboob nagar in Telangana – Week 2

Annapoorna volunteers have distributed food essentials to 636 needy families affected by the Covid-19 lockdown in Mehabboobnagar.  The beneficiaries were very thankful to the volunteers for their support during this difficult time. 

JP Nagar , Bangalore

Groceries for needy families in Bengaluru during lockdown – Week 1 

Due to the ongoing lockdown (to tackle Covid-19) in Bengaluru, the families dwelling in the Ragigudda slum in JP Nagar in South Bengaluru, whose children are benefited by Annapoorna breakfast programme, started to face a shortage of groceries. In order to help them out, Annapoorna volunteers got their act together to help these families. Manjunath Singh, a volunteer, helped to get the huge requirement of groceries within a very short time through a known vendor. About 60 families in the slum are each being given 10 kg rice, 2kg toor dal, salt, turmeric, etc.

The volunteers took this chance to practically demonstrate the people in the slum about social distancing, the need for sanitizing hands, and other precautions to be taken.

Thubarahalli, Whitefield, Bangalore

Essential groceries for construction workers at Tubharahalli slum – Day 1

Annapoorna volunteers at Whitefield in Bengaluru regularly serve breakfast for the children studying in a needy government school in Tubharahalli in Whitefield in Bengaluru. Some of the children’s parents are construction workers, and live in the nearby slum. The volunteers enquired and found out that the construction workers were not having their daily jobs currently due to the nation wide lockdown that was announced in order to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

The volunteers immediately drew a plan and bought provisions for 17 needy families, who were living in huts in Tubharahalli slum. Rice, Toor Dal, salt, sambar powder, ragi, groundnut oil, sugar, poha, etc. were distributed to every family in order to help them throughout the lockdown period.

This was made possible by the benevolent support extended by residents of Jyothi Enclave (Kaggadasapura) and Purva Fountain Square (Marathahalli).

Essential groceries for construction workers at Tubharahalli slum – Day 2

During the distribution on Day 1, the team surveyed a larger requirement in the slum and got into swift action to help more 125 more needy families in the slum. Within a day’s time, groceries were sourced and distributed to the 125 needy families.

Kudos to the volunteers for the speedy action!

Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore 

Week 1 : A couple of Annapoorna volunteers near Ramamurthy Nagar in Bengaluru had reached out to 14 needy families.

Week 2 : Now they located 20 more needy families of construction workers, who do not get their daily wages now due to the lockdown.

Each family was given the following: Rice 8 kg, Atta 2 kg, Oil 1kg, toordal 2 kg, salt, sugar 2 kg, moong dal 1kg, detergent soap 1, Bathing soap 1. Along with these, vegetables like potatoes, onions, and tomatoes were provided. A packet of Chocos was given for their children.

Chennai

Meals for migrant workers in Chennai – Week 1 

In order to help migrant workers in Chennai during the nation wide lockdown, Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust along with Danirasa Foundation in conjunction with a Tamil Nadu State Government initiative (Mafoi Foundation) is serving a simple hot packed lunch for them.

• At present, 1500 workers are being served
• Annapoorna kitchen at Chennai has the capacity to feed 5000 workers
•The lunch being provided consists of rice and vegetables cooked under fully hygienic conditions using protective gear
•This is carried out under strict government supervision and licenced as an essential service to operate in tough times as these.

For further information please contact: Monisha 98400 52988

Jamshedpur

Upto 50,000 meals to be served daily in Jamshedpur under Tata Steel Foundation’s initiative – Week 1 

Jamshedpur is a major industrial town mostly for Tata Companies and its anciliaries. With the lockdown, many people in unorganized sector as well as those who are daily wage earners, transgenders, migrant labourers, homeless, etc. are affected.

N Manoj Kumar, an active volunteer of Annapoorna working for Tata Steel, is recognized by Tata Group for clocking highest number of hours in Volunteering outside work hours. Most of his voluntary work is with Annapoorna breakfast programme, medical camps and Proengage teaching volunteerism. With Covid 19 lockdown, Tata Steel Foundation has drawn big plans to help the poor in and around Jamshedpur. Accordingly, Manoj Kumar has been assigned as Project Coordinator to draw plans for distribution of cooked food to 50,000 people in many bastis in and around Jamshedpur City under the #ThoughtForFood. What started on 26th March with 2000 people being given food a day, as on today (31st March) is being catered to more than 13,700 people. Manoj Kumar has already finalized plans to scale it up to 50,000 in the next one week. Manoj is closely working with City Administration, Tata Steel Foundation, Midday meal Kitchen, Basti elders, as well other NGO’s for arranging material, cooking, transporting and distribution. Annapoorna is happy to engage its volunteers in this noble initiative being worked out in Jamshedpur.

Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh

5000 Annapoorna breakfast children parents in Prakasam district supported with groceries – Week 1 

Annapoorna serves breakfast daily to children studying in a large number of needy and rural government schools in Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh state. Since the schools are currently shutdown due to current nation wide lockdown in order to fight Covid-19, the children, who are from needy families, will not be able to have breakfast and may stay hungry all day due to their family conditions.

In order to ensure that the needy children don’t remain hungry, Annapoorna volunteers have distributed ration items to parents of the children associated with those schools. Thus, about 5000 needy children studying across 100 schools in Prakasam district will be benefitted. This will support them in their daily needs during this crucial time of lockdown.

Kannur, Kerala

More needy families and homeless reached out in Kannur Kerala – Week 2

Annapoorna volunteers in Kannur in Kerala State have been actively helping out various needy sections through providing meals to homeless, providing essential items to various needy families, etc.

Further to the above, about 14 Shamiana Shelters and chairs were arranged at the request of the Police officials.

Overall, about 100 grocery kits were delivered at the houses of the most deserving families. Volunteers took the assistance of the Ward Councillors in identifying eligible families.

For the homeless, food distribution is being done on a continuous basis. Food packets are bought at Rs 20 per packet by the volunteers’ from the community kitchen and distributed freely to the needy.

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Needy families in Dehradun provided with essential grocery Week 1 

As #IndiaFightsCorona, Annapoorna volunteers in the city of Dehradun of Uttarakhand state took note of some needy pockets in the city, who would need help during the Nation wide lockdown. Thus, the volunteers reached out to many needy families and distributed various essential groceries.

Needy families in Dehradun provided with essential grocery – Week 2 

After providing essential grocery to needy people last week,  the volunteers have reached out to more needy people living in hutments. These people depend on daily wages, and are currently unable to make their ends meet. The volunteers cook and provide them with meals.

In other pockets, volunteers have distributed grocery to other needy families that were identified.

Sidlaghatta, Chikkaballapur District, Karnataka

100+ families in Sidlaghatta town receive groceries – Week 2

Annapoorna team reached out to over 100 needy families in Sidlaghatta town in Chikkaballapur district in Karnataka, to help them during the Covid-19 lockdown.

All the recipient families were from needy background dependent, with most of them being daily wages at the brick factory.
Due to the current lockdown, they were unable to make their ends meet. All these families were provided with essential groceries

Chintamani, Chikkaballapur District, Karnataka

Grocery kits for needy families in Chintamani town – Week 2

Annapoorna collaborated with other organisations such as Team Marga, Lions International Club, Lions Club chapters in Bengaluru and Chintamani to reach out to many needy families with food(groceries), in Chintamani town in Chikkaballapur district in Karnataka.

Most of the beneficiaries belonged to slums and were needy families, who would, by this distribution, stand to benefit during the lockdown.

Check the video (in Kannada) at the following link to get more details on this activity:

Hubbali, Karnataka

Daily wage labourers in Hubbali provided with groceries – Week 2

Annapoorna volunteers in Hubbali in Karnataka located about 30 families who were dependant on daily wages and who didn’t have ration cards etc. due to which they could not avail the government’s relief.

These 30 needy families were given wheat flour, sugar, upma rava, 1 liter of sun flower oil, alsandi kaalu (cow peas), kadle kaalu(bengal gram), madki kaalu(sprouted lentle) as well as red chilly powder.

Noida

Loving outreach of Noida volunteers to needy families – Week 1 

Annapoorna regularly serves breakfast at two government schools in Hoshiarpur village in Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Due to the current nation wide lockdown that was announced to tackle the menace of Covid-19, the children who are from poor and needy families might not have access to enough food to satiate their hunger. Thus, Annapoorna volunteers at Noida decided to extend their support to the needy families of children studying at Hoshiarpur Village Government schools. The volunteers reached out to the Head Mistress of both the schools and asked them to help identify families of daily wagers as well as those who are undergoing major scarcity in these times.

About 20 families have been handed over “Sudama ki Potli” which contains groceries comprising 10 kg Atta, 2 kg Rice, 2 kg Dal, 2 kg Sugar, Oil, Salt, and Tea. More families, looking for similar support, are being identified. Local people from various parts of Noida have come forward to support these ‘Sudama ki Potli’s.

The Noida volunteers express their immense gratitude to the local community for showering their love and support to Annapoorna.