The Dr. Majeed Foundation, a non-profit institution established by Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman of Sami-Sabinsa Group, has channeled significant support to people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through contributions to organizations and its own community outreach programs to vulnerable communities in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, India. Financial contributions include US $1.32 million (₹10 crores) to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund), and over $250,000 (₹2 crores) to the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority.
The PM CARES Fund was created on March 28, 2020, following the COVID-19 pandemic reaching India. The fund will be used for combating, containment, and relief efforts against the coronavirus outbreak and similar situations in the future. Money raised by the PM CARES Fund has supplied 50,000 ventilators, invested in vaccine development, and funded the care of migrant laborers.
In recent weeks, in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, the Dr. Majeed Foundation distributed a total of 3,600 kits containing essential food items, protective equipment, hand sanitizers, and health supplements. Teams from Sabinsa’s parent company, Sami Labs, helped to distribute items to poor, aged and vulnerable people living near the company’s Hyderabad facility.
“We have always believed in supporting the less fortunate while giving back to society and the nation,” said Dr. Majeed. “Today, as the COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for the country, supporting efforts such as the PM CARES Fund is a step towards helping combat the virus.”