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Stall of humanity at Durga Puja

  • Published at 09:22 pm October 8th, 2019
Bidyanondo foundation plans to set up stalls of humanity not only during Durga Puja, but also at other religious festivals such as Eid Dhaka Tribune

Bidyanondo foundation plans to continue this project during all religious festival including Eid, Buddha Purnima, Puja and so on

Bidyanondo Foundation has opened a stall of humanity for underprivileged children during Durga Puja in Dhaka's Ramna Kali Temple.

The organization distributed new dresses at Tk7 to needy children, women and elders from the beginning of Puja on Friday.

The aim behind this noble project was to provide happiness to the disadvantaged section of the society who could not afford a new dress for a festival like Durga Puja. It also wanted to open a platform for college and university goers, through which they could contribute to the society's welfare.

 Shikha, a volunteer of this noble cause told Dhaka Tribune: "We plan to continue this project during all religious festival including Eid, Buddha Purnima, Puja and so on.

"We are set to target those who are incapable of buying new clothes for their children and also to help those children who do not have parents at all."

She furthered that the pricing is kept at Tk7 knowing that all the street children can afford a dress in this budget.

"We wanted to make sure that disadvantaged children and their parents would not have to beg for happiness," Shikha added.

A 10-year-old hawker, Jisan said: "My mother works as a housemaid, and cannot afford us buying a new dress. Hence, I bought Punjabis for me and my brother with Tk7 from this stall." 

Shikha also said their organization started distributing dresses from September 20, and so far distributed 270 new clothes to underprivileged children from various places.

"We put this stall near the Ramna Kali Temple to spread happiness through clothes among those who are incapable of shopping, and buying dresses during Puja," she said.