We wanted to ensure that no one sleeps hungry: Mandeep Grewal

Port Blair, June 14: ‘Port Blair Guru Ki Rasoi’, is now a registered under 1860 Act as a Charitable Society. The society was registered on 1st of June 2020 with a motto of one creator – one race. The objectives of the society is to serve the needy, protect child rights, save environment, animal rights among others.

Much before the formal registration, the members of the society had engaged itself in social works like serving cooked food to hundreds of stranded and needy people in and around Port Blair city. For the act of kindness and charity, the society was awarded a commendation certificate from Deputy Commissioner South Andaman on 10th June 2020.

Port Blair Guru Ki Rasoi initiated the rasoi on 1st of April 2020 serving 200 meals per day to the needy and hungry. Later as the need arose, the rasoi started serving upto 1200 meals per day.

Talking to Andaman Chronicle, the President of the Rasoi, Mandeep Grewal said that the society was formed with the main objective to serve food to the needy. We wanted to ensure that no one sleeps without a meal.

Our focus was on stranded labors in Islands, who had no other way to earn their bread during the lockdown. We have served more than 51,000 meals to the needy till now. The meals included khichadi, dal chawal, pulao and dal, mutter paneer, soya bean aloo and rice, chola puri etc. Dry ration articles were also distributed by the society at Middle Point, Dignabad, Atlanta Point, South Point and Namumaghar, explained Mandeep.

The society has also provided packed 225 lunch to the Deputy Commissioner’s Office and around 150 packed lunch for tailors for two days.

On 13th April on the occasion of Baisakhi, lunch was provided to all police personal at barricades, added Mandeep.