This Diwali, think twice if you plan to discard your old clothes, footwear or stationery as they can bring smiles on the faces of kids from slum areas.
To make the festival of lights equally brighter for these underprivileged children, 78 students of the Ansal institute of Technology have formed an organisation, Koshish — Kuch Kar Dikhane Ki. People can donate food items, old clothes, shoes, stationery, etc, to the organisation, which will further gift these to slum kids.
The students will also organise a two-day exhibition and donation camp on the college campus, starting Monday.
Prashant Kulshreshtha, a B.tech student and founder of the organisation, said, “We have been organising the camp for the last two years, but this year it's different as we have decided to brighten the Diwali of slum children.”
Manish Garv, another B.Tech student, said, “All of us need to come forward to help the less privileged kids. People can even donate old books among other articles.”
Meanwhile, Get Alive, a noted social activity and outdoor group for urban professionals in Gurgaon, launched a special Diwali campaign ‘A Shoebox Full of Smiles’ and collected gifts for underprivileged children. The residents came forward and contributed for the cause. The organisation collected 215 gift boxes for children of charitable schools like Bagiya and Disha. These items were later distributed to them.