The Joy Homes project by Joyalukkas Foundation reinforces the Rebuild Kerala initiatives: Hon. Chief Minister PinarayiVijayan
Thiruvalla, 9 February, 2010
The role undertaken by the Joyalukkas Foundation in the rehabilitation of flood victims of Kerala is nothing less than great, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in his inaugural speech during the second get-together of the Joy Homes beneficiaries held at Dr Alexander Marthoma Auditorium at 11:30 am today. In his speech the CM also expressed the gratitude of Kerala Government towards Joyalukkas Foundation.
The foundation has built and handed over 250 houses to the unfortunate families who lost their dwelling places during the devastating floods, at a cost of Rs 15 crore. The Joyalukkas group has extended highly commendable voluntary services during the floods, the CM added. The state is witnessing the astounding progress of Rebuild Kerala initiatives employing advanced and contemporary technologies and methods, he said.
A number of dignitaries attended the function where MA Arif MP gave away the mementos to the elated home owners and Mathew T Thomas MLA launched the Joyalukkas Foundation Handbook. As part of another noble initiative by Joyalukkas Foundation, NK Premachandran MP distributed Dialysis kits to the needy.
A 100 families who are beneficiaries of the project, from Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alleppey, Quilon and Idukki participated in the get-together. The function was presided by CherianPolachirakkal, Municipal Chariman, Thiruvalla. Joy Alukkas, CMD of Joyalukkas Group, Jolly Joy Alukkas, Elsa Joy Alukkas, both Directors of joyalukkas Group, Anto Antony, MP, Pathanamthitta, Veena George MLA, Pathanamthitta, Raju Abraham, SajiCherian, both MLAs, Rev. Dr. Joseph MarthomaMetropolita( MarThoma Syrian Church, Arch Bishop Mar SeveriosKuriakkos, Chngavanam Diocese, Rev. Dr. Joshua Mar Ignathios Bishop, Vallamkulam Syrian Orthodox Bishop Mar GregoriosKuriakkos, BrahmasreeAkkeeramonKalidasBhattathirippad, Bishop Rev. Thomas Samuel, Town Masjid Imam KJ Salam Sakhafi, DYSP Jose ER also participated in the grand function.
Currently about 160 families have moved in to their new homes and the rest of the houses will be handed over soon, said Joy Alukkas, CMD of Joyalukkas group during the event.
Photo Caption: Hon. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates the get-together of the beneficiaries of Joy Homes project, an initiative by the Joyalukkas Foundation.