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ITDC gears up to provide up to 2000 free meals for the health professionals and other needy people amidst coronavirus outbreak


New Delhi: India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), a public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism has geared up to provide up to 2000 cooked and packed meals every day during Lock Down Period for the health workers of government hospitals (AIIMS & RML)in the state capital as well as to other needy people through Local administration. Food is being cooked in the kitchen of ITDC’s Flagship Hotel “The Ashok”.

Hon’ble Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (IC) Shri. Prahlad Singh Patel said, “These are testing times which all of us are going through. The Government has been doing an exceptional job and we stand in solidarity with them to overcome the pandemic which is impacting millions of lives and countries across the globe. As Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for the nation to work hand in hand, ITDC in a humble move will provide upto 2000 meals per day to the healthcare professionals and other needy people as part of CSR activity. Everything we do today combats the massive challenge that we are facing as a nation and as a world.”

He further added that ITDC will continue to work with all the stake holders to aid the community at large. First batch of 500 cooked and packed meals was provided to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital New Delhi on 1st of April 2020.

About India Tourism Development Corporation:

ITDC was incorporated in 1966 with a mandate to develop and expand tourism infrastructure in the country. The Corporation has been moving ahead with consistent efforts on development, growth and world-class services and amenities to its guests. Apart from running Hotels, ITDC has diversified into non-hotel sectors such as Ticketing, Tours and Travels, Event Management, Duty-Free Shopping, Publicity & Printing Consultancy, Engineering Consultancy, mounting Sound & Light Shows, Hospitality education and skill development– all under one roof.