Revenue Minister Mr R Ashoka launched a unique programme of Mahatma Gandhi Seva Trust on Tuesday where kids who have lost their parents to Covid will be provided free education and employment opportunities.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ashoka said, “Trust’s founder Shri Vinay Guruji is doing a great service to the society. At this juncture, I want to reiterate that no one is an orphan as all of us are part of a big family. The State Government is standing with every family in Karnataka. CM BS Yediyurappa has already announced financial relief of Rs 1 lakh for every BPL family who has lost one of their family members to Covid. I am also personally donating Rs 1 lakh for families who have lost kin to Covid in Padmanabhanagar constituency. When people didn’t turn up to collect ashes, we immersed it in the Cauvery river. Hence, we need to stand with those who are facing problems. This programme launched by Sri Vinay Guruji is very inspirational.”
Trust Founder Avadhoota Vinay Guruji said, “We all need to stand together and help during these unexpected circumstances. The trust is doing a lot of social activities. Now, in every district, we will educate and help in employment for kids who have lost their kin to Covid. In the case of girls, besides education and employment, we will also take up the responsibility of their marriage. ”
Bengaluru South MLA M Krishnappa, Doddaballapur MLA T Venkataramanaiah, Bengaluru Rural Deputy Commissioner K Srinivas, Trust president Belur Raghavendra Shetty and others were present.