Saravanaa Bhavan, Scarborough, celebrated its 14th Anniversary offering free lunch to 50 seniors recently.
It was also the day where the location celebrated the 72nd birthday of the restaurant founder Mr. P. Rajagopal, fondly called as “Anachi” (big brother), by all his employees.
The restaurant called in for the seniors to register in advance to partake in the event. On the day of registration, the restaurant received calls and the first 50 entries were closed within an hour.
The seniors were welcomed by the restaurant President/CEO Mr. Sugumar Ganesan. In his welcome speech he highlighted how the restaurant has been socially responsible.This is one of the few restaurants in GTA, which has been consistently contributing to the community.
One of the initiative is that the restaurant has so far donated $250,000 to Scarborough Hospital Foundation, for the improvement of overall health care facilities. Another hallmark is that the restaurant has opened job opportunities to eight children from the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAC).
The seniors were served by Head Chefs Veerapandi and Narayanasamy Ramasamy. Yasmin Ratansi, MP, Don Valley East, Shaun Chen, MP, Scarborough North, Hilla Master, Constituency Manager at office of Jean Yip and Gobalakrishnan Nadarajah, Director, Saravanaa Bhavan, Canada, were those present on the occasion.