Over 45 individuals have been provided with flight fare assistance to travel back home. The Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF), handed over a cheque to Ashish Kumar, Country Manager of Air India responsible for Bahrain, Jordan and Egypt, towards flight fare for individuals who couldn’t afford to purchase tickets to travel to India due to COVID-19 pandemic situation.

ICRF had initiated travel fare assistance for Indians in Bahrain who are in genuine need of return flight fare to India.​

“If anyone who is in need to travel back to India and cannot afford the flight tickets, please get in touch with any of the ICRF members who are ready to assist the deserving parties to travel to any destinations in India through Vande Bharat Mission flights” stated ICRF.

ICRF Chairman Aruldas Thomas expressed special thanks to the generous sponsors who contributed to this great cause. The community organisation has been helping distressed members in the community in many different ways ever since it launched its special initiatives during the current Covid-19 pandemic situation.

Initiatives include distribution of Awareness flyers and antibacterial soap, Food ration distribution, Reusable Face mask distribution, Awareness on ICRF LIFE for depression and Mental well being, publishing videos on how to protect one from COVID-19, Family Welfare Fund disbursements etc.

ICRF is a non-government, non-profit organization established in 1999, working under the patronage of the Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bahrain for the general welfare of the Indian workers in Bahrain at large.

Their mission is to give a helping hand to the economically weaker section of the Indian community in Bahrain. This includes Legal Aid, Emergency Help, Community Welfare Services, Medical assistance, Counseling etc. Since its inception, ICRF has supported thousands of needy families at times of distress.