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JSPL Foundation Provides Free Food Service at RathYatra, Puri

  • Provides freshly cooked food to about1.25 Lakh devotees
  • Distributes 5500glucose packets among devotees

Bhubaneswar, July 17, 2019:

JSPL Foundation, the CSR Arm of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), provided freshly cooked pure vegetarian meals, chilled drinking water and glucose packets to the devotees during the RathYatra Festival at Puri. In coordination with the District Administration, the Foundation provided about 1.25 Lakh freshly cooked meals, 5500 glucose packets and chilled drinking water during the grand festival.

JSPL Foundation’s Free Food Distribution service was continued on Netrostav  Day  on 3rd July, RathYatra Day on 4th July, GundichaYatra on 6th and 7th July, Sandhyadarshan Day on 11th July, BahudaYatra Day on 12th July and Sunabesha Day on 13th July, 2019 in a special stall at Bus Stand, near Gundicha Temple, Puri. Devotees from various region enjoyed thefreshly cooked meals, which included rice, dalma (medley of lentil and vegetables) and khatta (condiment made from raw mangoes). People from various walks of life appreciated the efforts of JSPL Foundation in serving free food. The service was provided under the guidance of JSPL Foundation’s Co-Chairperson Smt. Shallu Jindal. Responding to the appreciation of JSPL Foundation’s services in social media,Smt Jindal said, ” It is all for the Wishes of Lord Jagannath, we are only His Sewaks”.

In coordination with the District Administration, the Foundation also distributed 5500 packets of Glucose among the devotees at Badadanda on RathYatra.In addition to these, throughout the 10 days of the festival, devotees were also served chilled drinking water from a refrigerated mobile drinking water tanker of 1000 litre capacity engaged by the Foundation. This provided uninterrupted service of drinking water to the devotees.


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