Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS/JD)
Udupi, Aug 28: Ravi Katpady, who donned various costumes during Sri Krishna Janmastami for the last six years in order to help in the medical treatment of poor children, is yet again going to do the same for the medical treatment of six financially poor children.
Speaking in this regard at a press conference in the city, Ravi said, “From the past six years, during Sri Krishna Janmastami, I have donned different costumes, along with my friends and collected Rs 72 lac which was used for the medical treatment of 33 children. This money does not belong to me. It was donated by the public of Udupi, who appreciated my motive. The deputy commissioner had said that this year because of coronavirus restrictions, costumes of any kind will not be allowed. However, he responded positively to my appeal and has given me the opportunity to wear a costume and take all necessary Covid precautions. I am confident that the public of Udupi will cooperate with our team this year too.”
Ravi and his friends have decided to help six children suffering from blood cancer, requiring liver transplant and getting treated after meeting with an accident.
Mahesh Shenoy of Ravi Friends team said, “So far through our team we have donated around Rs 75 lac for the medical treatment of 33 children. The team is aiming to reach Rs one crore total target this year.”
This year Ravi Katpady and team is going to wear the costume of the character ‘Dark One Elite’ of Hollywood fame. The team will tour on August 30 and 31 in areas around Udupi, Katapadi, Santhekatte, Malpe and surrounding areas.