Mysore/Mysuru: Grocery kits were distributed to Mysuru Zoo employees by Bank of Baroda at an event organised at the Zoo’s Amphitheatre recently.
Speaking on the occasion, Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) Chairman L.R. Mahadevaswamy said that the erstwhile Mysuru rulers used to catch wild animals and keep them in the Zoo to display them to guests and other persons. But now, everyone could take a look at various wild animals and know about them, he added.
Continuing, he said that following COVID pandemic, the footfalls to Mysuru Zoo had declined and many animal lovers began to adopt Mysuru Zoo animals. Even industries, banks and big companies are adopting Zoo animals through their CSR funds, he added and thanked all those who helped various Zoos in the State by adopting Zoo animals.
Bank of Baroda Regional Manager Sudhakar Nayak, who distributed grocery bags to Zoo employees said that the Bank has reserved more than Rs. 2 lakh to be utilised for social cause and added that the Bank’s Regional Office was opened on Sunday last. On this occasion, grocery bags were distributed to Zoo employees.
Pointing out that Baroda has connection with Mysuru, Sudhakar Nayak said that the Sayyaji Rao Road in Mysuru was named after Baroda Maharaja Sayyaji Rao Gaikwad and added that there is a road in Baroda which has been named after a Mysuru King. He further said that the Bank of Baroda would always extend its help to Mysuru Zoo through CSR intiatives.
Mysuru Zoo Executive Director Ajit M. Kulkarni, Bank of Baroda Manager Muralikrishna, Lokesh, RFO Ramachandrappa, Raghu, ZAK members Gokul Govardhan and Jyothi Rechanna were present.