Mangaluru, Oct 20: Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the largest jewellery brands of the country, has opened Grandma Home, a destitute home in Bengaluru, Karnataka for women. Chief guest and minister for women & child development, disabled & senior citizen empowerment, Laxmi R Hebbalkar inaugurated the premises on October 20 located at Banashankari, in presence of Malabar Group chairman M P Ahammed, vice chairman Abdul Salaam KP, & MD India operations Asher O along with chairman Thanal Daya Rehabilitation Trust Dr Idrees. Grandma Home offers free shelter, food and medical assistance, mental and physical healthcare facilities to its inhabitants who have been abandoned or neglected by their families. Other prominent dignitaries who were present for the event include R Ashoka, MLA Padmanabhanagar assembly constituency and N A Haris, MLA Shantinagar assembly constituency.
Grandma Home which is being supported by Malabar Charitable Trust, the CSR arm of Malabar Group and operationally managed by NGOs such as Thanal boasts of a comfortable, safe and hygienic living environment spread over 14,780 square feet with a capacity to accommodate 104 women. The home is equipped to cater to the needs of elderly individuals, offering a range of amenities and services to enhance their quality of life. A dedicated medical team coupled with trained social workers specialized in elderly care have been deployed round the clock at the home.
Grandma Home is a part of Malabar Group’s mission to offer safe havens to individuals so that they can regain stability, rebuild lives and find hope again. It reflects the Group’s commitment to empowering women and uplifting the marginalized sections of society. Malabar Charitable Trust aims to open similar destitute homes in Hyderabad, Telangana and Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. MP Ahammed, chairman, of Malabar Group said, “Malabar Charitable Trust has been working continuously to support individuals and communities that are marginalized and lack access to basic amenities to lead life with dignity. We are committed to give back to the society where we live. Building Grandma Home is a part of that vision to bring transformative changes to the
lives of people from the underprivileged section of our society. We are grateful to the authorities in Bengaluru for extending all possible support to build Grandma Home. We are confident that the home will offer the dignity of live to a number of people in need.”
Since its inception in 1993, Malabar Group has been working relentlessly to transform lives. The Group sets aside 5% of its profits to fulfil welfare commitments in the domains of Health, Education, Environment, Women Empowerment and Housing, etc. Since the inception, Malabar Group has invested over Rs 212 crore in CSR activities since its inception, benefitting 44.19 lac beneficiaries across India.
Malabar Charitable Trust in collaboration with Daya Rehabilitation Trust, in the recent past, launched 'Hunger-Free World', a unique initiative in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal to eradicate hunger globally by 2030. Under the initiative, Malabar Group reaches out to destitute individuals living on the streets with cooked food for 30,000 persons daily. The initiative will cover 31 cities in 13 states and distribute more than 39 lakh meals of which 8 lakh will be within Karnataka. This initiative will be actively in operation in cities like Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubballi, Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Udupi and Davanagere in the state feeding over 4500 needy persons on a daily basis.
As per its Empowering Education, Empowering Womanhood initiative, Malabar Gold & Diamonds has offered educational scholarships on merit-cum-means basis to female students to help them pursue higher education and realize their aspirations. The Group has so far impacted more than 77,600 lives across 75 villages across 13 states. In Karnataka, the future of over 22,000 female scholars has brightened as a result of these scholarships that are offered to all sections of society without any distinctions of religion, caste, creed or language. For the year 2023-24, scholarships worth Rs.5.13 crores will be offered to 6000 girl students across the state.
As a part of its healthcare initiative, Malabar Group continues to provide medicines and mobile medical clinics facilities as well as has set up a dedicated Kidney Care Centre at IQRAA Hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala. The initiative has covered more than 4,100 medical camps across 6 states, impacting more than 7,60,394 lives.
Under the Home for Homeless project, Malabar Group also offers partial aid to economically challenged families for building houses. The initiative has impacted more than 20,500 lives and covered 38 villages across 5 state.