Mysore/Mysuru: As a result of nationwide lockdown that brought the transport system to a standstill, among the severely affected included the auto drivers. A couple of Auto Drivers Associations had submitted a request to the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to help the needy members of their Associations who were finding it very hard to eke out a living.
Responding to their plea, the MCC distributed grocery kits to 220 needy auto drivers of Mysuru Autorickshaw Drivers Association (total 535 members) at the CADA premises and 160 members of Ashokpuram Adikarnataka Auto Drivers and Owners Association (total 300 members) at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Park premises in Ashokapuram.
Each kit contained 1 kg salt, 1.5 litre cooking oil, 800 gm channa, 800 gm horsegram, 800 gm wheat flour and 800 gm ragi flour.
Volunteers appointed by the Department of Information and Public Relations, Mysuru, as ‘Corona Warriors,’ under the guidance of the Department Assistant Director Raju, packed these ration kits and distributed them to ensure the kits reach the genuine beneficiaries.
Volunteers included Rakshith Kashyap, Nishita Krishnaswamy, Phani Datta, Shishirath Ramesh, Rakshita Rao, Madhushree, Abhilash Jain, Suresh Kumar, Subramanya Rao, Rajath R. Shankar, Abhilash Jain, Harsha Kumar, B.R. Rajesh and Amaresh.
Mysuru Autorickshaw Drivers Association President M. Mahadevaswamy was also present.