Onam Nanma:Infopark Donates 3 Tons Of Rice
Initiative part of IT parks' Onam Nanma programme | By Yentha
On Aug 31, 2015


Kochi: As part of its Onam celebrations, Infopark collected and distributed nearly 3.5 tons of rice to orphanages, old-age homes, tribal families and others under the initiative “Onam Nanma”. The rice was collected from employees working at Infopark campuses at Kochi, Thrissur and Cherthala.

From the Kochi campus, around 2.5 tons of rice was collected; out of which 2 tons was donated to 195 tribal families at Mamalakandam and Kutambuzha tribal areas. The vehicle carrying the rice for the tribal families was flagged off by MLA Benny Behanan in the presence of Infopark CEO Hrishikesh Nair. The remaining was distributed to orphanages, rehabilitation centers and poor homes in and around the area, as per suggestions from the MLA, V P Sajeendran.

Around 500 kg rice collected from the Infopark Cherthala campus was distributed to old-age homes and Panchayath-listed Agathi Mandiram’s around the park. The ‘Onam Nanma’ programme at Cherthala campus was inaugurated by Aroor MLA Arif A M.

Companies at Infopark Thrissur (Koratty) collected around 650 kg rice, which was distributed to orphanages, mercy homes and some poor families in the area. The programme was formally launched by Chalakkudy MLA B D Devassy.

“We did it again!  I want to thank the companies and the employees in my park for taking up the Rice bucket challenge and giving whole hearted support for this noble initiative,” said Hrishikesh Nair. Last year also, the state-run IT park donated over 3 tons of rice to around 200 Muthuva tribal families at Urulanthanni on the occasion of Onam. 
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