Cuttack: In order to raise awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic, Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) has decided to distribute one lakh masks free of cost among the people.
Endorsing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s clarion call for 14-day ‘Mask Abhiyan’, a move to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at bay, the Odisha based corporate house, OSL came forward to distribute free masks among the people.
OSL Chairman Mahima Mishra distributed free masks to the general public for creating awareness on use of masks in the pandemic.
He said that OSL aims to distribute one lakh masks among the poor and needy people in this fortnight long drive.
OSL, which has all along supported social cause during last three decades of its existence, has immediately initiated this massive mask distribution drive in Odisha, after the Chief Minister gave a call urging people to wear mask in COVID-19 pandemic.
In a special programme organised today in front of OSL Corporate Office, Mishra launched this drive by distributing masks to the needy, poor and others.
Among others, Directors OSL Chandan Mishra, Charchit Mishra and Director (Finance) Chinmaya Mishra were present in the mask distribution ceremony.
Supporting the 14-day Mask Abhiyan, OSL Chairman said OSL Group is fully committed for the cause of the state, which is facing COVID-19 pandemic and accordingly extending its support to the Chief Minister’s ‘Mask Abhiyan’.
“We started this drive today in Cuttack and will distribute masks in the other parts of OSL operation area across the India. We are appealing to all the Corporates to come forward and extend their support in this period of crisis,” said Mishra.