New Delhi, 30th April 2020 – Hamdard National Foundation- HNF- (India) has undertaken initiativesaimed to feed the underprivileged section of the society that has been the most affected in the current circumstances. HNF under its initiative of ‘Ration Distribution Drive’undertook food relief measures for migrant workers and daily wage labourers across the National Capital Region.
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To implement the food relief measures, Hamdard National Foundation collaborated with two different NGOs – Sofia and Guncha Foundation that have been actively extending help to the underprivileged families especially amidst the lockdown. HNF donated ration to feed approximately 200 families through the NGO, Sofia. Dry Food Ration Kits were donated to Guncha Foundation to distribute it amongst the most vulnerable sections of society. Helping Hands, an initiative by teaching and non-teaching staff of Jamia Hamdard University, also collaborated with HNF in its ‘Ration Distribution Drive’.
Hamdard National Foundation has been rigorously working towards this initiative and has donated monthly supplies for almost 400 families to the Honourable Minister of Food and Civil Supplies, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Mr. Imran Hussain.
Mr. Hammad Ahmed, President, Hamdard National Foundation (India) said, “Hamdard is working day in and day out, with partner NGOs and the Govt. machinery, to try and get as much food relief material to the underprivileged families, who have lost their livelihoods, in this inevitable lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic.”
HNF with the help of DM (South East) Delhi, distributed food ration kits to over 300 families based on the emergency distressed calls received by the authority. It was in collaboration with the NGO MARHAM, that ration kits were prepared inside Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School, Ajmeri Gate, Delhi for the distribution drive.
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In association with numerous NGOs and government authorities, HNF was successful in reaching out to more than 1200 underprivileged families, whose livelihood has come to a standstill during these times. Hamdard has always worked with a unique business model, wherein a significant amount of profits have always been given for charity for the holistic development of society.With this Dry Ration Distribution drive, Hamdard National Foundation (India) wants to convey the message that in such tough times, we all can overcome the situation by coming together. Guided by its purpose to nourish and provide maximum assistance during the outbreak, Hamdard India has been undertaking numerous initiatives.
About Hamdard National Foundation:
Hamdard National Foundation India (HNF) is a Society that was formed in 1964 by the founder, Late Hakeem Abdul Hameed. The foundation worked on its vision towards the welfare of society. A testimony to this is the Jamia Hamdard University. It is one of the most respected & reputed universities in the fields of Pharmacy and Unani Medicine. With initiatives like Business Employment Bureau, Hamdard National Foundation has been supporting education for girls and preparing economically weaker sections for self-sustained employment. The foundation – working as an NGO for Social Welfare has been contributing in the fields of healthcare, education and skill development for the under-privileged section of the society.
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