Grand Maratha Foundation, a non-governmental organization based in Maharashtra organized a week-long large scale grocery distribution drive across various locations in Thane for the needy and underprivileged.
The drive started in Shree Krushna Nagar, Ambernath and in Leprosy Colony Anand Nagar, Thane. The food distribution drive was further extended to theatre backstage artists and the transgender community as well. All the events were conducted under the guidance of Madhavi Shelatkar, Trustee, Grand Maratha Foundation, Rohit Shelatkar, Founder and Rajesh Tawade, Director, Meyer Vitabiotics.
More than 500 leprosy-affected underprivileged families got benefited from the free grocery distribution drive conducted at the Leprosy Colony Anand Nagar Thane. Meanwhile, at Krushna Nagar Ambernath, more than 700 underprivileged families benefited from the drive and received essential grocery items. Additionally, at Meenatai Thakare Hall Thane more than 500 disabled people, 300 theatre backstage artists and more than 100 transgender people were aided from the drive. The events were graced by Naresh Mhaske, Mayor, Thane City.
The Ambernath drive successfully organized with the help of Shivsena Shakha Shree Krushna Nagar Ambarnath. Arvind Walekar (Shahar Pramukh Shivsena), Arvind Malusare (Shakha Pramukh Shivsena) graced the event with their presence
The pandemic has caused distress in people’s life. In this crisis, the underprivileged and poor have suffered the most. Various organisations are working unconditionally for the betterment of this section of society. Grand Maratha Foundation too has been at the forefront to provide aid to the underprivileged right since the first lockdown was announced in the country. The organization continues to work with various local civic bodies and reach out to more and more needy people.
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