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Take a vow this Kanya Pujan to reach out to the needy

This Navratri, NGOs volunteer to collect and distribute halwa-puri to the needy.

more lifestyle Updated: Oct 09, 2016 11:18 IST
Ruchika Garg
TV actor Sourabh Raaj Jain during kanya pujan.
TV actor Sourabh Raaj Jain during kanya pujan.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT )

This Navratri season, good fortune is definitely coming your way, as a noble cause is going to knock your doors. Yes, you too can take feed the needy on the Kanya Pujan, performed on the eighth or the ninth day of navratri.

Kanya Pujan means celebration of nine avatars of the Goddess where young girls are worshipped. This time around, Delhites have taken a charitable route, by feeding those, for whom, food is a luxury.

Actor Saurah Raj Jain, a Delhi boy, appreciates the gesture, saying, “It’s a great thought. People should come forward to feed the needy, that would be real service to humanity.” NGOs have stepped in to make a difference by as collecting food from your doorsteps and in order to reach the needy. Here are the details of the NGO’s.

1. National Organisation For Social Empowerment

Mohd. Yusuf, a volunteer says, “People can donate food by plates here. Few girls can visit Delhi homes for Kanya Pujan depending on the location apart from the donation drive.

Location: Tughlakabad

Contact: 9599187543

2. Andh Vidyalaya

Tej Ram Sharma, a worker in the organisation says, “I think through this contribution they can follow their ritual and can also contribute. They can visit our premises in the morning hours and donate the food. Students will be more than happy to have halwa, puri and kheer.”

Location: Rohini, Sector-20

Contact: 011-3462506

3. Feeding India

The organisation is celebrating World Food Day from 10th October to 20th October and will donate food to one million people. Nine packets will help to reach the target. Shristi, a member says, “People can come and we can also send our volunteers to take food packets but it depends on the location.”

Location: Greater Kailash

Contact: 9871178810

4. Robin Hood Army

Our volunteers distribute food only on weekends. However, during navratra, we can collect and provide the food. Chaitanya Puri, chapter head of Delhi says, “We will try to contribute during Kanya Pujan. If we will not be able to pick up the food, we can guide them to the location and areas, where people can go and easily donate.”

Contact: 9990387222