With adverse effects of COVID-19, large number of people is facing mental health condition.
Looking at the plight of the people, Ace Philanthropist and Industry Czar, Mahimananda Mishra has extended his noble support for Manam Foundation, a leading Voluntary Organization active in the state and taking care of mental health.
Manam Foundation, which is working for improvement of mental health of people showing high degrees of psychological distress, such as healthcare workers, older adults, people with pre-existing conditions, children, those in precarious domestic situations, and fragile humanitarian and conflict settings.
So continuing its people-friendly CSR activities, Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) has donated Rs 10 lakh to Manam Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation working for improving, developing, and sustaining mental health of various target groups that need special attention and efforts for their mental wellness.
On behalf of OSL Group, Executive Director (HR & IR) PK Panda handed over the cheque to Manam Foundation Founder, Anuradha Mahapatra.
The fund contributed by OSL, will be used for better facilitation work in the area of Mental Wellness through Service, Awareness, Education, Formation of Support Groups and Advocacy.
Speaking on the purpose of such support and contribution, OSL Group Chairman and Managing Director Mahimananda Mishra said, “We firmly believe, there is not only an opportunity, but an obligation for the private sector to play a critical role in addressing the problem. The OSL Group is proud to be making an impact on this critical issue.”
Pertinent to note that, OSL Group, as a major corporate house in the State, has extended support to the Odisha government during the Covid crisis through its various welfare activities.
In a quick response to the clarion call made by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging people to wear mask amid the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic, OSL Group distributed over one lakh masks to the general public for creating awareness on the merits of religiously using masks to beat the pandemic.
Besides, OSL Group extended logistic support in unloading of medical oxygen cylinders at the Paradip Port.