Patna to have its first ‘Roti bank’ by Bihar Youth Force . Rishikesh Narayan Singh would start ‘roti bank’ to ensure that needy people in state capital do not sleep hungry. Some people of bihar decided to open an amazing bank called ‘Roti Bank’ for the hungry people of the state . A group of about 50 young men and women of Bihar have decided to the cause of collecting food from donors . By collecting the food they will distribute them among the destitute of the state capital.
Rishikesh, who runs a community school, Gyanshala, for the underprivileged kids in Adalatganj locality, said the ‘roti bank’ would start from June 15. “Right now, we are approaching people to be a part of this campaign.
When disposable plates arrived, he rushed in to grab every morsel of food he could lay his hands on. Then, he ate as if he had forgotten when he had taken his last meal!
How many times have we seen this gut-wrenching scene, felt ashamed and then gone about our business after throwing up our hands in a gesture of resignation? Not any more, a young band of do-gooders has declared.
Just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about Roti Banks and how this concept could mitigate or at least contribute in mitigating hunger from the country, the first such bank is all set to roll out in Patna.
Rishikesh Narayan, a research scholar at Patna, is ready to float the ‘bank’ which will work on the principle of collecting food from well-meaning citizens and distributing it among the destitute.
Narayan, who runs the Bihar Youth Force (BYF), a community that works for the welfare of the society, is all set to start the ‘bank’ on June 15, with 50 active members and volunteers ready to set it rolling.
“We hope to tap food from people who are willing to contribute a minimum of two chapattis and some vegetables to the bank every day, which will be distributed among the needy people, especially at the railway station, hospitals and footpaths of the city”, he explained.
Narayan said BYF volunteers would go door-to-door to collect food from people, who could become members free of cost by joining a WhatsApp group and filling up a simple form. “More than 50 people have already joined the group”, he said.
The BYF will accept the donated food, only vegetarian, in tiffin boxes. “We will allot two tiffin boxes to each member in which he/she will collect the food,” said Narayan.
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