COVID-19: ITDC is providing free meals to health professionals
ITDC gears up to provide up to 2,000 free meals for the health professionals and other needy people amidst coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
April 01, 2020
India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC
), a public sector undertaking (PSU) under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism, has geared up to provide up to 2,000 cooked and packed meals every day during lockdown period for the health workers of the government hospitals (AIIMS & RML) in the state capital as well as to other needy people through local administration. Food is being cooked in the kitchen of ITDC’s flagship hotel “The Ashok.”
"These are testing times which all of us are going through. The government has been doing an exceptional job and we stand in solidarity with them to overcome the pandemic which is impacting millions of lives and countries across the globe": Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture
Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (I/C) Prahlad Singh Patel said, “These are testing times which all of us are going through. The government has been doing an exceptional job and we stand in solidarity with them to overcome the pandemic which is impacting millions of lives and countries across the globe. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for the nation to work for hand in hand, ITDC, in its a humble move will provide up to 2,000 meals per day to the healthcare professionals and other needy people as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity. Everything we do today combats the massive challenge that we are facing as a nation and as a world.”
He further added that ITDC
will continue to work with all the stakeholders to aid the community at large. The first batch of 500 cooked and packed meals was provided to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital New Delhi on Wednesday.
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