Shillong: Under the corporate environmental responsibility (CER) programme, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been continuously serving the needy people in and around its airports during the nationwide lockdown amid Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. At North Eastern Region (NER), almost all the airports have come up with the food and dry ration distribution to population which are badly affected by the Lockdown.
At Shillong airport, on Friday about 5,000 KG of rice was distributed to the eight village panchayats covering around 506 needy families living around the airport. These food grain packets were handed over to the village panchayat heads through Block Development Officer, Gram Sewak and community leaders.
The food distribution programme was led by the Airport’s Director Manish Kumar Agrawal who actively participated in contribution and encouraged local people to come up for any help they need during the lockdown period. AAI employees from Air Traffic Office, Fire fighting Dept. etc also volunteered in the distribution programme.
CISF station head SM Meitei, BDO-Kharbithiew, Gram Sewak James, Project Engineer, Ganesh Sharma, Terminal (Manager) Basu Rabi Das, ATC-Kiran Kumar, Fire-Amigo Sinha greatly participated in food grain distribution.
Airports Authority of India under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) scheme has already donated Rs 10 for the state government during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The fund under CSR is aimed to help health workers, Police and other frontline warriors deputed during COVID-19 outbreak duty.
Informing about the programme, Airport’s Director Manish said that AAI is a responsible organisation and has always been trying to help the population living around its airports. And during our fight against COVID-19 amid nationwide lock-down, AAI is trying to reach out to needy families to eradicate hunger. We are equally thankful to our Regional Executive Director Sanjeev Jindal under whose guidance we have succeeded in achieving these targets. He has guided us to ensure that no one goes hungry in the vicinity of 5 km from the airport, he said.
Later, DC RM Kurba, Ri -Bhoi district, in her message conveyed her sincere gratitude to AAI family for their support during crisis, all CSR-CER funds and extending help for people here in Meghalaya especially Ri-Bhoi.
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