Ghaziabad gets its second ‘Wall of Kindness’
Residents of Olive County residential society in Vasundhara have set up a ‘Wall of Kindness’ or ‘Neki ki Deewar’noida Updated: Apr 01, 2017 23:43 IST
Residents of Olive County residential society in Vasundhara have set up a ‘Wall of Kindness’ or ‘Neki ki Deewar’ to help the underprivileged benefit from donations.
The wall provides a platform to residents, government and non-government organisations to come together and do their bit in providing solace to the needy. The wall is different from a charity box as it allows people to donate whatever they can and one is free to take the item they need without taking anyone‘s approval.
This is the second such initiative in Ghaziabad, after the residents of an Indirapuram housing society did the same in December.
KVS Tyagi, president, Olive County RWA, said, “Through this Neki ki Deewar, we intend to spread the message of help and happiness in society.”
He said the proposal for this was floated in the last RWA meeting and was unanimously supported by residents. The wall is set up on the boundary of Olive County.
“In this, we are encouraging residents to keep boxes or hang clothes on the wall — whatever they have but don’t need. Those in need may pick whatever they require,” he said.
“We feel that when you give something to someone, he or she feels some embarrassment in receiving. But with this initiative, any passerby can pick anything that he or she needs and deposit anything that one does not need anymore,” said Tyagi.
He added that they plan to continue this for a while and if the initiative picks up, set up such walls in the whole of Vasundhara.
Such ‘walls’ have also been set up at two places in Gautam Budh Nagar district, one at Sector 21 and another in Sector 25.
First Published: Apr 01, 2017 23:43 IST