Disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic have caused hardship across the world, with the poorest people in India hit particularly hard. With the objective of helping to alleviate food insecurity, the Dr. Majeed Foundation gave 5,500 10 kgs bags of rice to the people of Magadi, Karnataka on September 24, 2020. The Foundation is the philanthropic organization started and funded by the Sami-Sabinsa Group founder and chairman, Dr. Muhammed Majeed.
The event was organized in partnership with the Kempegowda Development Committee. Mr. Madhu Subramanian, Director, Sami-Sabinsa Group, and State President Dr. H.M. Krishnamurthy, Kempegowda Development Committee, inaugurated the event and participated in the distribution.
“The poorest people in India have been hardest hit during this pandemic, so I wanted to help” said Dr. Majeed. “While many of the Foundation’s programs are focused upon helping poor children receive an education so they have a brighter future, right now they are just trying to survive. I’m glad to be able to help these families.”
More than 5,000 people benefitted from the event.
From L to R : Dr. H.M. Krishnamurthy, State President, Kempegowda Development Committee, Mr. Madhu Subramanian, Director, Sami-Sabinsa Group, Mr. Gangadhara Murthy, Vice President - HR, Sami-Sabinsa Group, Mr. Mohammed Sharief, Director, MM Corporate Security Services, Sri. Kempegowda, Director, Kempegowda Development Committee and Sri. D.C. Siddaraju, Honorary Secretary, Kempegowda Development Committee at the food distribution event at Magadi, Karnataka organized jointly by Sami-Sabinsa Group and Kempegowda Development Committee on September 24, 2020
Beneficiaries of the 10 kg rice bags distributed by the Dr. Majeed Foundation at Magadi, Karnataka