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For 20 years, Indian Expat Hands out Iftar to Workers in UAE

Longest Iftar in Sharjah

The 59 year old Sathyapalan, who moved to the UAE from Kerala 27 years ago has been handing out home cooked meals to thousands of workers every month for almost 20 years.

He said, every day is a day of giving and “My message is to love all and serve all without any limitations.”

He was rewarded last week by Minister of Tolerance, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

His mission is to feed workers every day throughout the holy month.

Sathya Sai International Organization includes 250 families, who cook homemade meals and distribute them across the UAE. The distribution takes place during the last week of every month. The team provides between 400-500 meals to workers. An average distribution is 1,400-1,800 meals every month.

During summers, Sathyapalan and his team have been distributing fresh drinks to workers spotted working on the roads and job sites. He said, “Although giving out cold drinks may seem like a small gesture for the worker but it means a lot.”
He said, we should not look at the differences in others, look at the common ground we all share. See only good in people and do only good for people.”

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