Prestige Group to provide meals to 10,000+ daily wage workers and underprivileged children
They have also set up a 24-hour national helpline to aid the needy.
At a time of crisis, it takes a nation to join hands to bring about a change, and protect their most vulnerable. While the government is doing everything in their capacity, given India’s overpopulation and severe economic disparity, just their efforts alone will not be enough. India companies are coming together to lend their support.
Prestige Group, one of India’s biggest and most successful developers, through the Prestige Foundation, are providing meals to about 10,000+ daily wager workers, underprivileged children and the needy in Bengaluru daily. In addition, they are providing the same to all the daily wagers at their labour colonies across India. They have also set up a 24-hour national helpline to aid the needy. However, these are just their initial efforts. They plan to initiate additional campaigns in the coming weeks, to create the maximum impact to get through this extremely difficult period.
Irfan Razack - CMD, Prestige Group said, “Historically, the daily wage sector in India has been largely disorganised, as a result of which there is a vast majority of daily wagers who are not registered with the state welfare boards. In the wake of COVID-19, the Central Government has initiated a process to release nearly Rs. 52,000 crore as a short-term relief to construction workers across the country. However, that still leaves a huge amount of unregistered labourers who have lost access to any earnings, with no means to feed themselves and their families during this crisis.”
“At Prestige, realising that the pressing need of the hour is to first protect this section, we have started providing the daily wagers at all our labour camps across India with the the basic needs of the hour, namely food, water and sanitation. After all, it is a symbiotic relationship - we are as dependent on them, as they are on us. At Prestige, we are hoping to lead by example on this front to ensure that all our workers are protected during this time. With our 24-hour helpline, we hope to extend our help to the needy beyond the daily wagers. We have extended our full support to our government to aid in any way possible. We plan to initiate many more campaigns to ensure that our country’s most vulnerable are safeguarded during this period.” he added.
Marriott International and Prestige Group in November 2019 had partnered to open five new hotels in southern India. As per the agreement, Prestige Group will build new hotels across Marriot brands such as the W, Tribute Portfolio and Moxy spanning 1,000 rooms.