Bhubaneswar: Since COVID-19 pandemic hit Odisha, the Amulya Jeevan Foundation has been serving food and packaged water to thousands of distressed people in the Twin City, on daily basis.
Avinash Khemka, a Cuttack-based industrialist and philanthropist, started the Amulya Jeevan Foundation last year. During the lockdown between May and June last year, the foundation had provided free cooked food and packaged water to more that 80,000 migrant workers who were moving on the national highway through Bandalo near Cuttack’s Tangi area. It also arranged for free conveyance of more than 200 migrant workers from Bandalo to the respective villages in Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar.
This year, from May, the foundation has been providing over 4000 meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner packets to hundreds of people in several areas of Cuttack from Bajrakabati road to CDA, daily. This apart, it is sending food, dry ration and packaged water to over 500 COVID-19 infected families in the twin city. The foundation is also providing rotis and biscuits to stray dogs and cattle every day.
Moreover, Amulya Jeevan Foundation is providing monthly dry ration to over a thousand families residing in slums in Gadgadia Patha, Mahanadi Patha, Jhola Sahi and Chandanpur areas in Cuttack. Supplies are also being sent to Jeevan Jyoti Ashram in Khandagiri, Divyang Charitable Foundation (visually challenged) in Mahanga, Bhim Bhoi Charitable Foundation (visually challenged) in Kendupatana and Way of Life Foundation (visually challenged) in Kajipatana.
As per information, during this year’s lockdown, Amulya Jeevan Foundation has provided more than 1.50 lakh meals to the hungry and needy, delivered over 20,000 meals at the doorsteps of COVID-19 infected families and also fed stray dogs and cattle.