Bhubaneswar: Khimji Foundation, the philanthropic wing of Khimji Group with flagship brand Khimji Jewellers, has felicitated five women COVID warriors from twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack with Khimji Mo Alankar Award on the popular TV Reality Show Raja Queen, for their unmatched contribution as the real gems in these challenging times.
The five women COVID warriors felicitated with Khimji Mo Alankar Award include sanitation workers of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Jayanti Nayak and Puja Nayak, young girls Prabhasini Behera and Elina Nandita Parida from a slum near Vani Vihar, Jayalaxmi Moharana and Bijayalaxmi Moharana from Cuttack who went out of the way to help the people in distress with cooked food and other support every day during the lockdown, said a press release issued by Khimji Foundation.
“The critical time of COVID19 has shown us the contribution of the real jewels of the society, the COVID warriors. This is a small way in which Khimji Group expressed its gratitude and respect to the brave COVID warriors who are tirelessly fighting the battle against COVID-19, for all of us. Their commitment to serve the society has been very commendable and the felicitation of the five women warriors at a popular platform like Raja Queen is a befitting tribute to their contribution and also an encouragement for them to continue their good work for the betterment of all,” said Mitesh Khimji, Director, Khimji Jewellers speaking on this initiative.
“From the initial days of the pandemic, we as a responsible business group have extended our help through various initiatives like cooked food distribution, donation of hazmat PPE suits for police personnel etc,” he added.
Khimji Group and Khimji Foundation have steadfastly extended support to the needy as well as COVID warriors through its multitude of initiatives. During the critical time of lockdown, Khimji Group collaborated with Mahavir Yubaka Sangha and provided cooked food to over 5000 stranded migrant workers and people in dire need.
Extending a helping hand to COVID warriors in the fight against Covid-19, Khimji Group donated 100 Hazmat Chemical Suits worth around Rs 5 lakhs to Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate of Police. In the present corona virus outbreak, Hazmat suits are used by the COVID warriors as personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent contamination.
These suits helped the police amid the pandemic to get inside the affected areas and houses to help the affected people in reaching hospitals or Covid-19 Centres and also could be used by doctors and medical staff.
It is worth mentioning here that Khimji Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR wing of Khimji Group has always supported the people of Odisha and the Government machinery during natural calamities and critical times.
After the devastating Cyclone Fani, Khimji Foundation had donated Rs 21 Lakhs to the Odisha Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
As part of its efforts to promote education, Khimji Foundation recently contributed Rs 15 lakhs to ‘Mission Zero-F’ initiative of Odisha Government, which envisaged to ensure zero failure of students in their Class X board examination.
Besides, Khimji Group supported the extension of Maa Gayatri temple at BJB Nagar for construction of a prayer hall to accommodate more than 200 people.