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Sports persons come forward to help out the needy in Bengaluru

Maatru Pratishtana - an NGO based in Bengaluru has got in touch with eight to nine former national level players for the welfare of the poor.

Sports persons come forward to help out the needy in Bengaluru
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The Bridge Desk

Published: 21 April 2020 5:14 AM GMT

A group of former players have stepped forward to reach out to the destitute in Bengaluru amid the nation wide lockdown according to a report by Times of India.

Maatru Pratishtana - an NGO based in Bengaluru has got in touch with eight to nine former national level players for the welfare of the poor.

"On Sunday we went to Anekal where we give free training to around 2,000 children in football, volleyball and kabaddi. We covered around 120 houses of these kids who study in government schools with the help of their physical education teachers. The PE teachers helped us in identifying the needy families," a volunteer working with NGO informed TOI.

"On Monday we distributed ration kits to families of more than 100 disabled persons with the help of Karnataka State Foundation for differently abled. So far we have reached out to more than 800 families during the last two weeks." he added.

One ration kit comprised of 5 kgs of rice, 1 kg daal, 500 ml of cooking oil and sambhar powder.

The NGO is reaching out in the following areas of the cities:

Muthanahalli, Anekal, Sarjapura and Kithiganahalli, Kengeri, RR Nagar, Yeshwanthpur and Mahalakshmi Layout.

The NGO is also planning to expand its services to its centers in Tumakuru and Bagalkot but at the moment is unable to do that because the roads are blocked.

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