The association distributes funds to flood affected members and affected employees.
At a function by KMPA (Kerala Master Printers’ Association) organised at Hotel Renai Cochin on 13th October, flood relief funds were distributed to the association’s members and their employees. Besides, the occasion marked a very informative road show conducted by Mr. Pradeep Saroha and team about the upcoming Label Expo 2018.
“It was truly a heart-warming programme with very good participation from members, their families and several employees from our fraternity,” says Biju Jose, Hon. Secretary, KMPA.
Ernakulam District Collector Mr. K Mohammed Y. Safirulla, IAS, the Chief Guest for the evening, handed over the funds on behalf of KMPA. Mr. Safirulla, who played a very important role during the flood rescue and relief operations conducted by the government, also graced the occasion with his presence. KMPA distributed relief funds to 7 of its members who were badly affected by the floods and also to 157 employees of the printing fraternity whose homes were badly damaged in the deluge.
The Association had earlier distributed an interim relief to 10 of its members immediately after the tragedy struck. Till date KMPA has distributed nearly Rs. 23,00,000/- to its members and employees. Another highlight of the evening was KMPA’s generous contribution to the Chief Ministers Distress Relief fund. KMPA President Mr. R. Gopakumar handed over a cheque for Rs.2,50,000/- to Mr. Safirulla as a contribution towards the rebuilding process of Kerala.
KMPA has always been at the forefront to help towards social needs. The notebook distribution drive to school students affected by the floods is an example of such an activity. KMPA donated more note books to such students during the Cochin event. In a symbolic gesture the District collector handed over a few books on behalf of KMPA to Mr. Suresh, winner of the Best Teacher Award 2018 – Kerala State. Mr. Suresh helped KMPA find the really needy students and schools.
KMPA received generous contributions from several of its members, friends of members, various other individuals, fellow print Associations, manufacturers and suppliers. Anaswara Offset donated the note books to KMPA.
Apart from this, KMPA received a message from the President of AIFMP confirming the Federation’s contribution to a total amount of Rs.5,00,000/- which will be directly donated to the flood affected members of KMPA.
“KMPA whole heartedly thank all the generous contributors. All the above mentioned humble activities would not have been possible but for such magnanimous show of generosity. The KMPA also thank all its members who tirelessly worked for fund generation, provided technical support for affected press units, and those who worked round the clock to help our affected members get back to their feet,” says Mr. Biju Jose.