Ayyappa seva samajam to offer free food facility – Kummanam Rajasekharan

via http://expressbuzz.com/states/kerala/ayyappa-seva-samajam-to-offer-free-food-facility/349133.html published on January 3, 2012

SABARIMALA: The Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam will distribute free food for the pilgrims during the peak Makaravilakku season at its Sannidhanam facility at Pandithavalam from January 6 to 15.   Samajam national general secretary Kummanam Rajasekharan told Express that arrangements have been completed for the preparation and distribution of free food at its Pandithavalam facility. 

The free food centre at present offers food to the pilgrims for nine hours, including three hours from 7 am for breakfast, three hours for meals from 12 noon and 7 pm to 10 pm for night meals, Kummanam said.  Adequate stock of rice,  pulses and vegetables is with the samajam for undertaking the task, he said.

 Additional number of volunteers from Tamil Nadu for the preparation and distribution of food have already arrived at the facility,  Kummanam said. At the Koonankara Sabari Saranasramam,  the  pilgrims would be offered additional facilities in view of the expected heavy flow of pilgrims during the peak Makaravilakku season.

 He said that the pilgrims would be offered non-stop free food distribution from 7 am up to 10 pm from January 6.   

At the Erumeli centre,  the samajam is fully equipped to meet the heavy flow of pilgrims during the peak days of Makaravilakku season,  Kummanam said. 

In connection with the Erumeli Pettathullal on January 12, the samajam would offer round-the-clock free food, starting from January 11 evening to January 13 night.

In addition to free food,   free medical assistance would be offered to the pilgrims at its Erumeli and Koonankara centres during the peak Makaravilakku season days,  Kummanam said.

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