Mammootty, a well-known actor in the Malayalam film industry, recently visited a tribal village in Kundalakkudy Tribal Colony near Munnar to dedicate a new welfare program called “Poorvikam” initiated by the Care and Share Foundation, which he heads. The program aims to provide technical education to tribal youth, training in stitching to tribal women, a comprehensive health plan for the tribal people, and an anti-drug campaign for the youth. The visit of the actor created a festive mood in the colony and the tribals shared their grievances with him. Mammootty promised financial aid for a surgery for a tribal youth and assured the community of the support of the Care and Share Foundation to improve their living standards. The program will be extended to other tribal villages in the state.