Products made by physically challenged persons are on display at the expo
VISAKHAPATNAM: To provide support to NGOs and to encourage their works, HSBC started the Helping Hands Mela at its branch office at Sampath Vinayagar Road on Monday.
Members of the Mahila Action and Sampurna organisations have displayed their products at the week-long exhibition.
Products like hand-made terracotta deepams, paper pen holders made of banana fibre, jute bags, wax candles and dresses made by the members of the NGOs are kept for sale in the exhibition, which is on till October 25.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Garuda Pattabhiramayya of G.R. Enterprises and M.H. Mehdi of United Hardware Group. Similar exhibitions are being conducted at 45 HSBC branches across 25 cities.
“This is the eighth year of the mela. The event gives an opportunity to the NGOs to market their products and develop an association with the bank’s customers as well as the general public,” said Vice-President and Branch Manager Umadevi K.V.
This is also a forum for the HSBC employees to interact closely with NGOs and understand the issues facing the communities, she added.