GUWAHATI, Sept 27 - The Airports Authority of India (AAI), Guwahati airport, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Hare Krishna Movement Guwahati to serve free and fresh meals at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute and Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital.
The MoA was signed in the presence of Sanjeev Jindal, regional executive director of AAI, NE region, Guwahati; Ramesh Kumar, airport director, LGBI Airport; BBCI director Amal Chandra Kataki, and Hare Krishna Movement, Guwahati vice president Vijay Pandit Dasa for one year at a cost of Rs 21,84,000.
The cheque for the first quarter was handed over to Akshaya Patra Foundation on Friday.
Addressing guests and the media, Sanjeev Jindal said it was an initiative to serve the mankind. �We are aviation experts and we make, develop and maintain aviation infrastructure, but we are also interested and committed to social service and responsibility of the local communities,� he said.
Through the MoA, and by the mechanised processing of the Akshaya Patra kitchen, meals would be provided to nearly 600 people at both the hospitals, Jindal added.
Pandit said 350 noon meals were expected to be served every day at BBCI, and about 250 noon meals at MMCH.
BBCI director Kataki thanked the AAI for initiating this service for the cancer patients. �Signing the MoA will encouragement like-minded people and institutions,� he added.