Kochi: Techies at Kochi Infopark has managed to collect more than 2 tonne of rice grain for poor and tribal people in Kerala. Interestingly the techies managed to amass the food grain in just three days and the same would be given to people belonging to financially backward category. The initiative was in connection with the Onam celebrations by Progressive Techies, a group organised by techies working at various IT parks in Kerala.
The techies handed over close to 300 kg of rice to the cleaning and supporting staff at Infopark. Almost all the 70-odd companies at Infopark came together to lend a helping hand. "I am glad that IT professionals at Infopark have worked hard to help poor and needy this Onam. It’s a great initiative. The Infopark will always support such activities" said Hrishikesh Nair, CEO of Cyber Park and Infopark. Last year, techie managed to get 1 tonne of rice and distributed the food grain among the tribal people across the state.
According to Anish Panthalani, secretary of Progressive Techies, they will extend their support to people in tribal area this year too. “We are exploring options. Two tonne is huge and we are glad we achieved out target," he added. "We placed a bucket before each office and important buildings at the Infopark campus. Within two days the buckets were full with packets of rice,” he said. A meeting was organised at the campus and the rice packages were handed over to the cleaning and support staff at various companies. Progressive Techies had recently introduced Karthumbi, umbrella made by tribal people to Cochin Infopark employees.