Kalpakanchery (Malappuram): The flight that was chartered for the expats from a panchayat will land in Kerala on Friday. Most of passengers of the flight hail from Kalpakanchery in Malappuram. This is for the first time a flight is being chartered for a particular panchayat.
There are 185 passengers in the SpiceJet flight from UAE. Among them, 100 passengers are from Kalpakanchery and the rest are from nearby panchayats. The facility was arranged by 'Oruma Kalpakanchery' group for the Kalpakanchery natives in UAE.
Women, children and elderly people are given priority. Money is charged from only those who can afford. Others can provide what they can. Rest of the amount will be paid by the group. Presently, the flight charge for one person is 1100 Dirhams (approximately Rs 22,000). Rs 40,25,890 was spent for booking the flight which takes off from Ras Al-Khaimah.
Dubai-centred 'Oruma' group was formed under the leadership of late AP Aslam for the welfare of Kalpakanchery natives in health, education and employment sectors. They are engaging in many charity works in India and abroad. They also initiate to provide legal help for those trapped in legal issues.
The group had distributed food kits to the families of expats in Kalpakanchery during COVID lockdown. Activities of 'Oruma Kalpakanchery' is managed under the leadership of A P Shamsudheen Bin Muhiyudheen, Dr C Anvar Ameen, Basheer Padiyath, Mayyeri Abdul Wahid and Sidheeq Kalodi.