Thursday, Jun 4 2020 | Time 13:59 Hrs(IST)
  • Assam COVID tally reaches 1877
  • EESL and GAIL sign a MoU for Trigeneration projects
  • Smriti hits out at Rahul Gandhi over elephant killing incident in Kerala
  • Central team to visit Bengal on Thursday to study Amphan damages
  • Chhattisgarh registers 52 new COVID-19 patients, active cases increase to 489
  • Covid-19: Quarantine rules set to change: Minister
  • Hong Kong marks historic Tiananmen anniversary
  • Covid 19 case reaches 121 in Manipur
  • Covid-19: Stranded Chhattisgarh labourers in Karnataka to fly back
  • Covid-19: Mah returnees to undergo 3 week quarantine
  • Covid 19 tally in Odisha rises to 2478 with fresh 90 positive cases
  • Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce appoints Deven Sangoi as Chief Investment Officer
  • Covid-19 : 3 patients die, 98 fresh postive cases reported in AP
  • COVID-19 active cases rise to 80 in Nagaland
  • Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee no more
Press Releases » Business Wire India


Pernod Ricard India Foundation and Akshay Patra, Feeding the Daily Wage Workers Amid Nationwide Lockdown

Pernod Ricard India Foundation and Akshay Patra, Feeding the Daily Wage Workers Amid Nationwide Lockdown
Pernod Ricard India and Akshay Patra Foundation providing food to daily wage workers
Business Wire India

In the view of major economic activities shutting down in the country as part of the nationwide lockdown announced on 23rd March, informal sector workforce including a large section of migrant labour workers and daily wagers have found themselves without a source of disposable incomes and basic amenities like food and housing. This has led to scores of people trying to migrate back to their rural hometowns and villages with the unavailability of public transport. The Central Government and many state governments have mounted several concrete steps to ensure that these people are cared for.



Pernod Ricard India Foundation has a long-standing partnership with The Akshaya Patra Foundation. We are now contributing 4000 meals a day, to Delhi Government’s drive to feed vulnerable migrants and daily wage workers.



Talking about the initiative, Mr. Sunil Duggal, VP, Corporate Affairs, Pernod Ricard India said “The company has initiated myriad initiatives to support frontline healthcare professionals, enforcement agencies and truck drivers. We remain committed to support our communities and in the current situation, it is extremely important that every citizen contributes to the fight against COVID-19 and our healthcare system remains capable This feeding program with Akshaya Patra serves the informal workforce and ensure that they are well fed, healthy while staying where they are and thus contribute to curtailing the disease spread.”



The program is a vital step towards minimizing public movement amid the need for preventive isolation. At the same, it is ensuring that vulnerable communities are being cared for and do not suffer from social and economic adversities during this time and can contribute to this national fight against COVID-19 pandemic in India.



These meals are being prepared in best in class hygienic kitchens and are transported and served in safe manner by professional staff. It is being ensured that appropriate physical distancing is maintained by the beneficiaries of the program and they are made aware about best practices in personal hygiene. With two square meals served, nutritional needs of the migrant workers are being well tended to amid restricted movement.



With the vision of Creating Shared Value, Pernod Ricard India Foundation is committed to Leaving No One Behind in these testing times by standing firm behind vulnerable communities and enabling them to rise above adversities stronger and better. With program aligned to Sustainable Development Goal 2 for Zero Hunger, PRIF has fed 34 lakh meals to 15,000 school children in 160 schools in UP during 2019-2020.
More News

Chitkara University Launches MBA in Events, Media and Entertainment in Collaboration with Wizcraft

03 Jun 2020 | 3:56 PM

Chitkara University today launched an MBA program in Events, Media and Entertainment specialization, in collaboration with Wizcraft, nation’s leading events company.

see more..
Gray Matrix Launches Genie - A Global WhatsApp First “Shop by Appointment” Platform

Gray Matrix Launches Genie - A Global WhatsApp First “Shop by Appointment” Platform

03 Jun 2020 | 1:38 PM

Gray Matrix has launched Genie - a cross-platform “Shop by Appointment” service to help retail businesses regulate traffic to their stores/branches while adhering to social distancing norms.

see more..

GoDaddy Announces Unique Programmes to Support Indian Web Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

03 Jun 2020 | 12:34 PM

GoDaddy announces unique offerings to continue supporting India’s web professional community amidst challenging times

see more..

Product of the Year: Celebrating the Best Product Innovations in India

03 Jun 2020 | 11:25 AM

Product of the Year, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, unveiled the “Product of the Year 2020” Winners. Prominent among the winners who were recognised for their innovative products were Axe, Indulekha, Kellogg’s, Colgate, Vanish, Lizol, Mortein, VIP, VLCC, and Max Life Insurance.

see more..

HurixDigital Hires Ex-Google Executive Sameer Bora as EVP - Operations and Delivery, to Focus on the Online Learning Needs of Educational Institutions

03 Jun 2020 | 11:15 AM

HurixDigital hires ex-Google executive Sameer Bora as EVP - Operations & Delivery amid the Covid-19 crisis, to sharpen its focus on online education for students & institutions.

see more..