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In this chilling winter cold, a group of school children from bhopal are distributing blankets to the homeless

Our lives are often entangled in the web of our needs and it instantly retreats back to a pungent monotony whenever there is even a speck of change for the better. But we often forget to see that beyond our oddities and needs, there are millions of individuals who are unable to acquire three meals a day, a place to live and basic needs to survive. We might shower sympathy, but not many have the courage to take the initiative to change these lives. But setting these stereotypes apart, a group of youngsters are taking that road less travelled to bring about a much needed impact.

Students distributing blankets among the poor and impoverished

The group, called the Mahakal Sewa Samiti, was formed by students from schools and colleges to help the poor and the needy by an action of cloth distribution. Subash, a member of the group, says that often witnessing the impoverished shivering to death under the cold of Bhopal, he started questioning the true aim of his education and its inability to help those in need. He decided to go around his neighbourhood with some of his friends to gather clothes and blankets. Initially facing a rebuke, they finally caught wind when people gave donations of old clothes from many neighbourhoods.

This also attracted many other students in giving a hand and becoming a part of the group. Standing at a 35 member strong group, the students went around the city of Bhopal one morning and distributed blankets and clothes to around 200 people.

Motivated by the grace of the beneficiaries, the group plans to enhance their social activities more in the future and wants to engage a larger mass so that they can widen their scope of efforts for those in need and can accumulate the best of this education for many youngsters like them.


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