The second support drive as part of “Namma Sarathi” (our vehicle driver) initiative was conducted in Bengaluru on Saturday, 29th May 2021. This drive provided ration supplies to 100 drivers.
This time, Ammucare is proud to have partnered with Goonj – a non-govt organisation undertaking disaster relief, humanitarian and community development.
Each kit consisted of all essentials such as Rice, dal, oil, sugar, salt, tea powder, toiletry items and clothing. The kit was designed to support a family of 4 for atleast a fortnight.
The prevailing challenges around mortgage, on-going lockdown, uncertainties about future have impacted the mental health of many drivers. Most of them are only thinking about how they will provide the next meal for their family.
There are over 20,000 vehicle drivers just in Bengaluru and about 5 million drivers across Karnataka. “Namma Sarathi” initiative has set its target to support the entire driver community by providing them with basic food supplies, followed by empowering them to lead a dignified life.