Eshraqa, Khimji Ramdas social development arm, distributed 6,000 Ramadan Boxes on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan as part of social outreach programme. The team at Eshraqa visited 27 charity and social aid associations across Oman to hand over boxes containing essential items.
Commenting on the initiative Nailesh Khimji, Director Khimji Ramdas said, "The Holy month of Ramadan is a period of sharing, caring, brotherhood and family and at the Khimji Ramdas Group we endeavour to spread this message through a variety of programmes. Every year, we conduct several aid campaigns in the form of food drives, donations and goodwill contributions to various philanthropic organisations across the Sultanate so that we can touch more lives during this season of solidarity and friendship."
Eshraqa representative, Khalsa Al Zadjali, said, "As KR Social development arm, we are focussed on raising more resilient communities by helping those in need. Our motto is to give back to society and give generously. We have a greater need to do so during the Holy month of Ramadan and reinforce the season's message of sharing."
This time around Eshraqa Ambassadors were involved in the initiative to give it mass appeal and greater reach. Popular media personalities like Sayida Basma Al Said, Fahmi Al Maawali, Madiha Alsulimani, who played an active role in distributing the hampers along with the associations.
Marhoon Batti AL Ghafri from Oman Association for Disabled, said, "On behalf of the Disabled Association, I would like to thank Eshraqa for not just providing crucial assistance but also for choosing our association to be part of this initiative. Their involvement testifies to the dedication and commitment that every member of the Eshraqa team has towards giving communities and societies the tools for empowerment and social change."
"It really gives one a feeling of joy an immense satisfaction to be chosen as an ambassador for Eshraqa. I would like to thank Eshraqa and the KR Group for making us ambassadors for this noble mission that has been providing such vital support for communities and its differently-able members," said Sayida Basma Al Said.
Eshraqa strives to ensure that its contributions are carefully planned and evaluated in order to diversify and reach out to the maximum number of people especially those in most need of it. Ramadan Boxes were distributed across a broad range of charitable organisations such as Noor Association for the Blind -Sohar, Balkeas School - Sohar , Noor Association for the Blind -Nizwa and Muscat, Association for Disabled -Muscat, Silent Volunteers Group- Muscat, Takaful social fund jalan bani bu Hassan (Sure), Al Ahli sport Team - Izki , wali Bid bid, Oman Association for Disabled –Ibri, Muttrah Group Al Zabadya team- Muscat, Omani woman Association – sumail, Al Etefaq Team, Ayni Sport Team, Sanobader Liajlekum Team Muscat, Al Sumood Sports Team.