UAE: An Indian businessman contributes Rs 11 crore to the billion meals programme


Abu Dhabi – Dr. Azad Moopen, an Indian businessman living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), stated on Wednesday that he will donate 5 dirhams (about Rs. 11,11,92,725) over the course of five years to the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign.

The initiative’s support of Dr. Azad Moopen, the organization’s founder, chairman, and managing director, is in line with Aster DM Healthcare’s humanitarian efforts to aid those in need and support the UAE’s vision and its major initiatives to aid the underprivileged and malnourished in underdeveloped communities.

As the founder, chairman, and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Azad Moopen commented, “Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s ‘1 Billion Meals Endowment’ campaign is a fantastic effort to solve the issue of world hunger. We consider it an honour to have assisted in feeding millions of individuals in need around the world over the past few years.

Campaign for 1 Billion Meals Endowment
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” initiative on the first day of Ramadan in order to create the largest Ramadan sustainable food aid endowment fund.

The “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign is a continuation of earlier food aid campaigns, which began with the “10 Million Meals” campaign in Ramadan 2020, were followed by the “100 Million Meals” campaign in Ramadan 2021, and the “1 Billion Meals” campaign in Ramadan 2022.

The 1 Billion Meals Endowment campaign in Dubai has received donations from 120,000 donors, including large donors, individuals, enterprises, and private- and governmental organisations, raising a total of 750 million dirhams (Rs 16,67,73,05,655) in 20 days.

How can I Donate?
The ‘1 Billion Meals’ campaign continues to accept gifts and contributions to the endowment fund from organisations and people through five major methods, including the campaign website.

Donations may also be sent by bank transfers in UAE dirham to the campaign’s Emirates NBD bank account number (AE30 0260 0010 1533 3439 802).

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