Coast Guard Karnataka joins hands with NMPT in distributing ration kit to needy

 Coast Guard Karnataka joins hands with NMPT in distributing ration kit to needy
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Ration kit distributed to daily wage laborers. ICG to contribute one day’s Basic Pay (from March till September) toward PM CARES.


Mangaluru: In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and Lockdown imposed in the country since March 23rd, a certain segment of people have been facing financial crisis and shortage of grocery.

Realizing the problems faced by the common man due to lockdown and as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) provided relief materials to daily wage laborers working in Indian Coast Guard.

DIG SB Venkatesh and Shri AV Harinath Deputy Chief Engineer (Civil) distributed to the relief materials.

DIG SB Venkatesh, Coast Guard Commander Karnataka State extended gratitude to AV Ramana, Chairman NMPT for the noble gesture.

The Officers and Men of ICG will contribute one day’s Basic Pay from their monthly salary from the month of March till September toward PM CARES.

The ICG has been instrumental in helping the society in times of natural disaster distress and always emphasized on the betterment of the society as part of its Humanitarian Operations. The distribution of essential commodities took place in compliance with social distancing norms and strict personal distancing, markings were done in the front distribution stage.

DIG SB Venkatesh cited some of the effective measures undertaken by Coast Guard Karnataka, specifically mentioning activating emergency mechanisms, taking it seriously from the start, repurposing all ICG personnel’s to be self-disciplined, tackle the virus, testing, quarantine, case and contact finding/tracing, mobilizing the population to protect themselves and practicing basic hygiene.

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