Friday, October 06, 2006

Ramadan Food Distribution by Islamic Relief

The Islamic Relief organisation is distributing food parcels among widows, the poor, and the needy as part of its Ramadan Food Distribution - 2006 programme. Mission Head Mohamed Ahamed Mao of Islamic Relief commenced the distribution at a function held at the organisation’s stores in Nintavur on October 5th.

Ms. Mufeeda Usman, Islamic Relief Programme Coordinator, explained that the recipients were selected from all communities living in the Divisional Secretariat areas of Kalmunai, Sainthamaruthu, Karaitivu, Nintavur, Addalaichchenai, Akkaraipattu, Aalayadivembu, Sammanthurai, Navithanveli, and Irakkamam.

"3,500 genuine people were selected to receive the 3,500 parcels - each worth Rs. 1,600 and containing rice, flour, milk powder, dates, fish tins, and sugar. All the selections of recipients were made by officers working in the respective
DS offices" she said.