Students of ITM IHM Step Out To Distribute 250+ Packets of Food To Frontline Workers: BEST Bus Drivers & Conductors
Mumbai: As an expression of thankfulness, students of ITM IHM took the initiative to treat the BEST bus drivers and conductors with delicacies prepared by them at the campus. A group of ITM IHM students along with a couple of teaching faculty including Chef Yatin Tambe Head Of Departyment (Bakery & Confectionery), Chef Bhakti Kudalkar, Assistant Professor-Food Production and Patisseire and Chef Avinash Bamani Assistant Professor ITM Institute of Hotel Management, along with Ronak Garodia a student from third year, Riddhi Ayra, and Ganesh Kasarapu were present at the Andheri west Bus Depot on Saturday afternoon and served freshly prepared snack boxes to the on-ground staff, not forgetting the endless efforts of Second year and third year students and support staff at ITM who put in their hard efforts in preparing these boxes in the most hygienic way.
There were snack-boxes served to 250+ drivers and conductors. The food menu comprised of samosa, veg calzone as they are rich in nutritional value and slice of chocolate cake. This was followed by a healthy water-based drink that will help in boosting the immunity.
Sagar Chitre Principal ITM Institute of Hotel Management, stated that ‘our only mission is that these hardworking and selfless BEST Bus Drivers and Conductors should get equal importance and people should learn to value their contribution. Pandemic or no pandemic, BEST is one of the oldest lifelines of the city that has been connecting different points of the city. The bus drivers don’t look at climate, season or weather and now even a life-threatening pandemic, but just continue to serve us. In return, we as responsible citizens must take a step and serve them whenever possible. It’s an honour for ITM IHM students and teaching staff for getting this opportunity.”
Due to the ongoing pandemic-induced lockdown, there was a time where even local trains were shut but still BEST buses were plying. Though the doctors, healthcare workers and police left no scope for any compromise of the safety of the common man, the effort of bus drivers and conductors throughout this phase has been commendable. They too risked themselves, their families and continued to provide services.