A new gift-a-meal initiative, ‘Sanchigondu’, was launched on Friday afternoon by the Bruhat Bengaluru Hotels Association and Rotary Bangalore South Parade in association with Corona Warriors Banashankari.
The initiative aims to feed the underprivileged and needy, especially during these trying times.
‘Sanchigondu’, which translates to ‘one for the box’, is a concept in which customers can — along with their meals — buy meal tokens for the sanchi (box) kept at restaurants, which can then be redeemed by people in need.
The ‘One for the Wall’ initiative which has been in practice in several countries in the West, was the muse for this service in the city.
Partners to the initiative include nearly 100 hotels and restaurants across the city, with more expected to join in the coming days.
The hotels will serve the destitute, poor students and daily wage labourers among others as a part of the scheme.
People who have been adversely affected by the pandemic are expected to be aided by this initiative.
According to PC Rao, President, Bruhat Bangalore Hotels Association, “The larger goal of Sanchigondu is the reduction in the number of people who are forced to go without a meal, and for them to have a meal at restaurants without hesitation and with dignity.”
The launch was held at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, and was attended by Dr B L Shankar, President, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Dr Gururaj Karajagi, Chairman, Academy for Creative Teaching, Bengaluru, and Capt Naveen Nagappa, a Kargil War Veteran.
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