Lunch boxes were distributed to workers as part of Eid Al Adha celebrations. The Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF) has distributed bottled water, fruits, biscuits as well as lunch boxes (Biriyani) to over 140 workers.  

This is the fourth of a series held at the Amazon Asker Substation project in Asker. ICRF volunteers have also distributed face masks and anti-bacterial soaps, along with flyers that explain the measures that can be followed to stay safe during COVID-19.  

Free prepaid sim cards, sponsored by STC, were also distributed to all workers.

The basic purpose of such activity is to teach workers on the importance of drinking water and encourage them on how to be healthy during the summer. ICRF Thirst-Quenchers team intends to continue this weekly event until the end of August in various worksites as they are one of the most affected, toiling under the summer heat. 

The annual initiative by ICRF is part of its efforts to support the Labour and Social Development Ministry’s campaign to keep workers hydrated and safe during the summer. ICRF Thirst-Quenchers team intends to continue this weekly event until the end of August in various worksites as they are one of the most affected, toiling under the summer heat.

ICRF Chairman Aruldas Thomas, ICRF Thirst Quenchers Convenor Sudheer Thirunilath, ICRF Volunteers Clifford Correa, Nasser Manjeri, Muralikrishnan, Sunil Kumar, and Pavithran Neeleswaram as well as STC Marketing Manager Sreelesh Pawar were present at the event. 

​Bahrain has issued the annual ban, prohibiting outdoor work from midday until 4 pm during July and August months which aims to safeguard workers’ health, ensure their safety against heat exhaustion and sunstroke as well as prevent summer-related diseases.