Prathidhwani’s ‘Rice Bucket Challenge’ campaign received a very positive response from the large-hearted techies at Technopark Trivandrum with the organization receiving over 456 packs of rice weighing 5kg each (2.3 tonnes rice in total). The collected rice packets were distributed on the occasion of Onam to the non-IT employees of Technopark including the cleaning staff, gardeners, car wash employees and the lesser fortunate brethren working at Technopark.
Total of 301 5kg packets of rice were distributed within the Technopark campus at various buildings including the Park Centre, Bhavani, Nila, Leela Infopark and Yamuna at Technopark Phase 3 on 9th September, Friday afternoon. 115kg of rice was donated to the Devaki Warrier Memorial Stay Home, which provides affordable stay and care for financially backward cancer patients who are being treated at the Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum.
Prathidhwani has previously distributed 5kg rice packets to families of 80 school children of Thonnaikkal Government LP school as a part of the campaign.
On 12th September, Prathidhwani distributed 100 5kg rice packets to families of 80 school children of Thonnaikkal LP school. Many of the students were found to be residing in sheds at two colonies Lalbag and Gopal Ghat near Thonnaikkal. The land they are residing at is temporary occupied and the families do not possess any documents for reservations/concessions from the government. Thonnaikkal LP School teacher Smt Beena, Ward member Sri Sudheesh were present along with members of Prathidhwani during the distribution.
Prathidhwani had announced the count of rice packets received from different buildings during the course of the challenge. They are as follows:
2.Gayathri – 4
3.Thejaswini – 57
4.Nila – 60
5.Neyyar, Tataelxsi – 29
6.Ganga & Yamuna – 91
7.Amstor – 5
8.Leela Infopark- 72
9.Pamba, Periyar – 10
10.Chandragiri, Quest Global – 22
On behalf of Technopark, Trivandrum we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all those who contributed selflessly towards this initiative that has helped us make a big difference in a small way in the lives of our lesser fortunate brothers and sisters.