Industrialist Anand Mahindra offers help to Anganwadi workers in Odisha
Bhubaneswar: Industrialist Anand Mahindra expressed his willingness to help two Anganwadi workers from Odisha who cross a swelling nullah dangerously to get to their work.
After coming to know about the plights of the two Anganwadi workers working at different Anganwadi centres under Ralegada gram panchayat in Swabhiman area of Malkangiri district from media reports, Mahindra offered to provide rigid inflatable boats built by Mahindra Marine from his company’s CSR funds.
Yesterday was a ‘marine’ day for me: tweeted about a cycle that works on water & about patrol boats built by Mahindra Marine. But this story is heart-rending. Hiten, would one of our rigid inflatable boats be of use to that community?Can we consider donating one from CSR funds? https://t.co/LhFKiom4PH
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) October 21, 2020
Earlier, www.sambadenglish.com also reported how two Anganwadi workers, Pramila Pelmel and Hemalata Sikha cross the swelling Nerudapali nullah dangerously every year during rainy season to distribute food for children and carry out health check up of pregnant women. They tie dried bottle gourd shells to their waist and cross the swelling nullah.
While Pramila works at Suapali Anganwadi Centre, Hemalata is engaged at Nedupali Anganwadi centre.