‘Hridayapoorvam,’ an initiative of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) for serving free and quality meals to the needy at the Government Medical College Hospital, Alappuzha, has successfully completed 500 days.
Public Works Minister G. Sudhakaran distributed meals to patients and their helpers on Saturday to mark the occasion. The DYFI said the scheme was launched on June 3, 2017 with the aim of ensuring that no one went hungry on account of an empty wallet or other reason. Their initial plan was to distribute food to 500 people daily but the response received to the initiative was overwhelming. At present, the DYFI distribute around 4,000 food packets on a daily basis to inpatients, outpatients, and bystanders. The leadership credits the 148 regional committees and 1,500 local units of the DYFI for the success of the scheme.
By regional committees
The DYFI leaders said that they were not collecting money from the public for the initiative.
The responsibility of food distribution was divided between the 148 regional committees. On a given day, volunteers under a particular unit would go door-to-door and collect meals wrapped in plantain leaves and other eco-friendly packaging materials. The packets thus collected were brought to the medical college hospital in a vehicle and distributed among the needy.
According to them, a large number of people from all walks of life have contributed to the scheme at different points of time.
CPI (M) district secretary R. Nazar, district secretariat member M. Sathyapalan, DYFI district secretary Manu C. Pulickal, president M.M. Anas Ali, treasurer R. Rahul and others attended meals distribution.
DYFI scheme for serving free and quality meals to the needy at Alappuzha Medical College Hospital completes 500 days.
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