Unique mela

HELPING HANDS Mela, a unique event that brings together the non-governmental organisations across the country, is currently on at the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation premises in the city.

Film actor Madhavan inaugurated the mela organised at the HSBC office in Radhakrishnan Salai. Later he along with his wife inspected the stalls set up by the NGOs. The annual event conducted across all the HSBC branches in the country, provides opportunity for the NGOs to come to the branch and display their products and arts and craft designs.

According to the organisers, this year over 50 NGOs are participating in the mela with community work profiles ranging from child welfare, tribal development, welfare of the physically and mentally challenged, rural development and arts and crafts development. The six-day mela will conclude on Saturday.

By Sangeeth Kurian

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