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Helping underprivileged in a different way

india Updated: Nov 20, 2011 00:37 IST
Divya Sethi
Divya Sethi
Hindustan Times
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A 55-year-old man, who is on a mission to help underprivileged people, has adopted a unique method for the noble cause.

Anil Alagh, a retired army colonel, collects old clothes, toys and stationery items from residents of his area for weaker section of the society. And he has been doing so for the past seven years.

"I started doing all this nearly seven years back when I realised that people had feelings for the underprivileged and wanted to donate. But they are unable to find a right person or outfit. So, I began to collect used items for the poor," Alagh said.

"With the help of Residents' Welfare Association, South City I, where I live, I distributed a circular asking people to give something for charity. I also mentioned my contact number on the circular," he said.

Alagh, who works as a general manager with a multinational company, visits to various houses, which approach him throughout the week, for material on Saturdays and Sundays.

He then gives these items to 'Goonj', a non-government organisation working for the underprivileged people.

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