Bhubaneswar, April 1: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today launched a one-of-its-kind initiative called ‘Wheel of Kindness’ to donate clothes to the poor, needy and homeless people living in the State Capital, on the occasion of ‘Utkala Divas’.
This unique initiative was inaugurated by BMC Administrator and Director of Municipal Administration of the Odisha Government, Sangramjit Nayak in presence of BMC Commissioner, Prem Chandra Chaudhary and several other officers of the Civic Body.
Appreciating the BMC’s initiative and terming it as one-of-its-kind in the entire state, Nayak said: “Like food and shelter, clothing is also a basic need of a human being. Therefore, in a civil society, we all must show kindness towards the poor and underprivileged people to ensure that everyone wears good clothes. Instead of throwing away wearable clothes, people should to come forward to donate their garments which will be given to the needy. By doing this, you can bring smiles to faces of several poor , including children amid a difficult time we all live in these days.”
The BMC Commissioner, Chaudhary thanked all the officers, staff, and NGO members involved in the project to make it happen and directed to make it successful by achieving its desired target. The idea is his brainchild.
“The purpose behind this initiative is to collect old clothes that can be still be used and make those available to the needy free of cost. Besides, it will encourage people not to discard their wearable old clothes, instead they can give it to us as a result these clothes reach the needy and homeless people living in the city,” said Chaudhary.
A bus has been designed and decorated for display and distribution of clothes at selected points of the city, especially in slum areas where there is a constant need for clothes among the underprivileged. Around 2 to 4 people will be engaged in the vehicle to collect old clothes and distribute them among the needy as per their requirement. A register will be maintained to keep the record of beneficiaries.