Mysore/Mysuru: This is the story of an IT engineer cooking from his home kitchen for 31 days straight and distributing 10,200 plates of vegetarian nutritious meals to the people of Mysuru.
Moved by the plight of the daily wagers, Radhakrishna Hurulihalli, a Senior Technical Architect at Infosys, Mysuru, took upon himself to do his bit to make a difference in these difficult times of COVID-19.
His day would start at 6 in the morning with the cleaning of the grocery — rice, pulses and vegetables. He would lead his team in meticulously cutting, sorting, cooking and packing the individual meals.
And to break the monotony, Radhakrishna would cook a different dish every day — poori matar, vangibath, rice aloo sabji, kichdi, dalma, jira rice, baingan sambar, etc. and by noon, he would have the meals ready for distribution to about 500 people on average. There is no fund-raising or any other financial support; he is spending from his own pockets to serve the needy.
In this endeavour, he was assisted by an equally enthusiastic team comprising his wife Deepa and a team of volunteers Biswajeet Patra, Manjunathan Seshadri, Somnath Reddy, Akash Dubey, Srinivas, Mayur and Sai Avinash.
Free Gita classes
Radhakrishna says that his mission is divinely inspired by the teachings of Bhagavad Gita. Though he has done his bit to serve the hungry, he feels that the present-day society is facing a hunger of a different kind, the hunger of the soul. According to him, since the soul is hungry, society today is gripped by a lack of purpose leading to depression and stress. To cater to this hunger of the soul, he conducts free classes on Gita every week followed by dinner prasadam.
Anyone willing to be part of this initiative may contact Radhakrishna on Mob: 78991-62520.