In October, Suma Kanakala started a charity organization named 'Festival For Joy'. Since Dasara, her outfit has been rendering welfare in its own right. Ten women from the film industry who lost livelihood opportunities due to the pandemic were selected and have been provided with livelihood avenues. Their needs have also been taken care of in terms of supply of provisions, etc, in association with the NGO Prajwala.
Afresh, medical tests have been conducted for the benefit of 250 needy people to screen for cancer symptoms. Of them, 10 have shown symptoms. Further medical examinations will be held in the coming days and necessary help will be provided.
Speaking on the occasion, Suma said, "We at Festival For Joy are going to sponsor welfare activities on the occasion of every festival. The beneficiaries will receive benefits regardless of caste and religion." Dr. China Babu today said that those who are diagnosed with the disease will be provided with treatment at less cost.