Aramco has made a sizable contribution to aid India’s Covid-19 relief efforts by tying up with The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Aramco has donated $200,000 (Rs 1.50 crore) to provide essential services such as nutritious meals to Covid-affected households in India.
The partnership addresses the basic needs of some of the most deprived groups in society and supports Aramco’s corporate citizenship pillars of people and planet.
As part of this initiative, about 5,31,000 cooked meals will be distributed in Delhi and 1,44,865 meals will be provided to economically disadvantaged people in Maharashtra’s Nagpur, Thane, Panvel and Pune.
Mr. Mohammed S. Al-Herbish, President of Aramco Asia India Pvt. Ltd., said: “We are committed to supporting local communities in India and pleased to partner with Akshaya Patra Foundation in Covid–19 relief efforts.”
The donation is part of Aramco’s global corporate citizenship drive that contributes to the safety and prosperity of local communities where the company operates. Earlier, the energy company had donated $500,000 to the Indian Red Cross Society to fund the procurement of protective equipment and medical supplies for local communities.
Appreciating the collaboration, Mr. Sundeep Talwar, CMO, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, said, “We are immensely grateful to Aramco for their generous donation as this will go a long way in helping India and us fight the after-effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged countless lives over the past two years. Our mission and endeavor to end hunger can only be achieved through partnerships like these.”