They shared their joy with the poor

They shared their joy with the poor

A sweet gesture

They shared their joy with the poor

  Maitri Vasudev, student of Adarsh Jain College serves food to the underprivileged. DH photoMaitri Vasudev, a student of Adarsh Jain College who scored 89 percent in commerce and Lokanand B Prasanna, II PUC Arts Student of Mahaveer Jain College, who stood second in his class securing 75 percent spent their pocket allowance on the Daily Mass Feeding programme of the Shree Public Charitable Trust, Rajarajeswari Nagar.

Maitri told Deccan Herald: “I believe in sharing my joy with the underprivileged rather than partying with friends. In fact, I was happy that my friends also joined me in participating in the DMF Activity. Serving the underprivileged, especially little kids gave me immense joy. I would like to continue this tradition and come back to serve them all for future occassions like my birthday.”

Every afternoon, while returning from his college, Lokanand used to observe people of all age groups right from small kids to old people standing in the queue to collect food for the day from Shree Public Charitable Trust.

“When enquired about the activity, I learnt that it is their initiative towards their vision and mission to ‘Wipe a Tear, Remove a Pain’. I was really touched. I felt securing good marks was a good excuse to contribute, so I participated in the programme.”

Both Maitri and Lokanand have decided to be young ambassadors for the cause of ‘Wipe a Tear, Remove a Pain’ and have decided to participate in all activities of SPCT during weekends and public holidays.

The Trust is a registered charitable organisation with 80G exemption involved in humanitarian and social service. It has been conducting various activities in the fields of health care, education, human resources, social welfare and ecological management since its establishment.

Thousands of people have benefited from the Trust’s 24/7 FREE ambulance service started in August 2007.

More than 25,000 people per month have been beneficiaries of the Daily Mass Feeding programme - Nithya Annadaana (free meals served to people belonging to BPL category everyday) since the year 2005.