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RK Trust, the philanthropic arm of RK Group, is donating 1 lakh face masks to students who are sitting for the SSLC examinations tomorrow across 210 examination centres across South Bengaluru. The donation was made in partnership with the government of Karnataka as part of the 'Let's Mask India' initiative.
The 3-ply washable cloth masks are manufactured at 8 factories across the country, in an aesthetically pleasing design. 'Let's Mask India' is an initiative that aims at providing high-quality made-in-India face masks to the most deserving, whilst providing a livelihood to the garment workers who are manufacturing these masks. The initiativewas launched by theHon'ble CM BS Yeddyurappa at the Mask Day event at VidhanaSoudha on June 17th 2020. Over 1.25 lakh masks have already been donated to frontline workers, containment zones and for inter-state travelers.
Mr. Ramesh Kumar P Shah, Founder of RK Group said: ''In times of a national emergency, we need to rise to the occasion and provide assistance in any way we can. This is our way of supporting the government in their endeavor to fight the pandemic and keep residents safe. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish students all the best with the SSLC exams.''
RK Trust is the philanthropic arm of RK Group, which has over 40 years of experience in the textile business. The Group's founder and philanthropist Mr.RK Shah is a long-time Bengalurean and has been deeply involved in Civil Relief efforts over the last 2 months, including providing support to hospitals, the police force and the BBMP.
Through this mission, RK Trust intends to demonstrate how Bengaluru's garment industry can rise to the occasion and produce high-quality masks at scale to support a national effort.