Students from this Indian city share their lunch boxes with over 3,000 needy people
‘Maa ki Rasoi’ is an initiative undertaken by Maninder Pal Singh and his NGO ‘Ray of Positivity’ under which home-cooked food is served to the patients and attendants of three hospitals in the city of Ludhiana, Punjab : Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Shri Krishna Charitable Hospital and Civil Hospital.
This food is brought in by 4,100 students and 160 teachers from R S Model School every Tuesday and Friday. One of the key reasons why this is a great initiative is because it instills a sense of sharing in the children.
Even if the school is sometimes shut on Tuesdays or Fridays, the parents and children are so enthusiastic that they bring the food, says Singh.
He adds, “We see how doing this has made the children so much more grounded and aware of the realities around them. There is nothing greater than doing seva.”
His wife and children ably assist him in this endeavour. Boondh boondh se sagar bharta hain, he concludes. (It takes every drop to fill the ocean).