Mysuru, April 7:- Sthanaka Vasi Jain organisation of the city distributed food kits containing rice, dal, oil, salt and masalas, tea powder to hundreds of poor families to mark Mahaveer Jayanti at Vidyaranyapuram Jain Mandir here on Monday.
Corporator MV Ramaprasad distributed the kits to the people.
More than 1,500 families from Yaraganahalli, CITB hall, Siddhartha Nagar, Nazarbad and Vidyaranyapuram received the food kits.
“Helping the needy people on this holy occasion has given a special meaning to Mahaveer Jayanti. People who are capable to help others should come forward and help the needy,” he said.
Mysuru District Journalists’ Association (MDJA) president CK Mahendra, president of Sthanaka Vasi Jain organisation Rajan Bagmar, Deepak Bohra, Manohar Sankla, Rajesh Bantia, Kiran Salicha, Kamala Kishor, Subhash Chand Dhoka, Mohan Lal Kothari and others were present. (MR/KS)