As part of its ongoing efforts to contribute to community welfare, Eshraqa, Khimji Ramdas’ Social Development Arm, recently presented 11, 500 Ramadan foodstuff boxes to low-income families across the Sultanate. These boxes contain essential foodstuff needed to prepare the food table of Ramadan.
The initiative was delivered in collaboration with many entities that included charitable teams, associations, and Wali’s offices around the Sultanate. These teams include Ihsaan Association for the elderly; Noor Association for the Blind, Sanobader Liajlekum, Al Rahma Association for Motherhood and Childhood, Charitable teams from Seeb, Samail, Ibri, Izki, Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, Community Development Committees under Wali’s office in Bidbid, Muscat and Al Amerat, Silent Volunteer team; and the Omani Association for the Disabled and the Omani Association for the Hearing Impaired.
Speaking on the importance of the initiative, Nailesh Khimji, Director, The KR Group said: “We aspire to deliver this initiative annually at the onset of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the month of giving and blessings. It grants us valuable opportunities to give back to the community and support people in need, particularly during these uncertain times triggered by the pandemic. At Khimji Ramdas, we believe in the importance of joining forces with all social and charitable entities across Oman with an aim to serve the needy citizens of our country and help to provide a decent living standard for all. I would like to thank and applaud the efforts exerted by all volunteers who participated in this annual initiative.”
Thanking the efforts of Eshraqa, Jokha Alfarsi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ihsan Association: “We commend the Khimji Ramdas Group efforts during Ramadan through their charity foodstuff boxes activities to reach out to the sections of our Omani community who need our support the most. From our end, we have distributed these boxes to low-income families and other families in need. We thank Eshraqa and wish them a great fortune for this initiative and more in the coming years.”
Mohammed bin Ismail Al Balushi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Noor Association for the Blind in Sohar, the North Al Batinah Governorate said: “I extend my gratitude to Eshraqa for its continued support to of the Association’s activities, programmes, and events in all its branches across Oman, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.”
Shaikh Dr. Hamood bin Ali al Marshoodi, Wali of Bidbid, commented: “We have been accustomed to Eshraqa initiatives during Ramadan. We applaud and appreciate KR Group Eshraqa efforts for supporting our Omani communities in all aspects.”
“Eshraqa has always been there in terms of financing and supporting our team’s efforts in delivering social initiatives such as presenting Ramadan foodstuff boxes and school bags for the children in Jalan. We would like to deeply thank them for the continuous contribution and wish them the very best. We hope for this collaboration to continue for the long term and benefit more people and their livelihood.,” said Abdul Hakeem Al Masrori, head of Jalan Charitable Team.
Eshraqa, the Social Development Arm of Khimji Ramdas Group strives to contribute to the development of local communities through its four pillars – Education, Health, Community Wellbeing, and Training. Since its inception, Eshraqa has actively delivered many initiatives in partnership with the public sector, educational institutions, and other entities. This is aimed at adding value to the people of Oman and giving back to the local communities in which the company operates.