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Taj sends free meals to Mumbai's govt hospitals, Virat Kohli, Harsh Goenka laud effort

The meal includes salad, rice, dal and sabzi with a bun, munch nuts and a dollop of Amul butter.​​​

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2020, 10.23 AM IST
​Taj's kindness caught Virat Kohli and Harsh Goenka's attention. ​
Taj's kindness caught Virat Kohli and Harsh Goenka's attention.
NEW DELHI: In what can be called a heartfelt gesture, the Taj Group of Hotels, owned and managed by the Indian Hotels Company Limited, has come to the aid of those warriors who are engaged in fighting the novel coronavirus.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in a tweet, confirmed its collaboration with Taj Caterers which will provide complimentary food to patients, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals admitted at Mumbai's government hospitals.

Appreciating Taj's efforts, the BMC post read, "Bringing smiles & saving administrative time".

The meal includes salad, rice, dal and sabzi with a bun, munch nuts and a dollop of Amul butter.

Meanwhile, Taj Hotels's kindness caught celebrity attention, and from India Inc to the Team India captain, there was high praise. Skipper Virat Kohli shared BMC's post and appreciated Taj's initiative.

RPG Enterprises Chairman Harsh Goenka also lauded the chain of hotels for their kindness. Calling it a 'fine humanitarian act', the business tycoon praised Tata Companies for always 'standing above the rest in the time of crisis'.

Just weeks after the outbreak escalated in the country, the Tata Group decided to full payments to their temporary workers and daily wage earners, for March and April, working across their offices and production sites in India. The manufacturing and auto behemoth would also pay its workers even if they fail to report for work due to precautionary measures.

On Wednesday, biscuits major Parle Products also said it will donate three crore packs of biscuits in the next three weeks, specially to the needy people through government agencies with the country going for a 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company said its manufacturing units are functioning with 50 per cent of workforce keeping with government advisories to curb escalation of the coronavirus outbreak, but it is working to ensure that sufficient quantity of its products are available in the market.

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