Mangaluru, Dec 12, 2016: Speaking at a programme to distribute 50 free digital hearing aids for children below the poverty line organised by Help India Foundation and U T Naseema Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bengaluru, at Town Hall in Mangaluru on Dec 11, Sunday.
Government Chief Whip in the Legislative Council Ivan D’Souza said that the Help India Foundation has been doing a good job in helping destitutes. In order to bridge the gap between the haves and the have nots, the government, through the Social Welfare Department, has been taking several measures. The non-government organisations must join hands with the government in helping the less privileged meet their basic needs.
Help India Foundation founder president Nasir Mohidin said that the foundation plans to build a home for senior citizens, to provide rehabilitation measures for the destitute, to establish a training institute for children from poor background and a centre to provide training for women in small scale industry. He requested Mangaluru South MLA J R Lobo to initiate correspondence with the government towards providing a site for the same.
Sites for service: Lobo said that there are some sites meant for public purposes under the Mangalore Urban Development Authority. If the organisation could identify a land, he would try to do the needful.
Shantaraju, DCP (Law and Order), UT Zulfiker, Director of U T Naseema Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bengaluru and Zakaria Al Hussain NRI entrepreneur were present.