Two walls in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district have come up as a part of a good Samaritan initiative to help the poor people in that area.
The walls are built up on Adarsh Road, which is the cleanest road in the city. They are named Shiksha ki Diwar( Wall of Education) and Neki ki Diwar (Wall of Virtue). Dilip Kumar Sharma, a former councilor of the region, has started this initiative with some like-minded people. Mr. Sharma mentioned that ‘Neki ki Diwar’ was set up earlier, where people donated their old clothes. People who needed clothes were allowed to pick them up from there. They even started two Food ATMs, where restaurants and other people could leave the extra food for those who couldn’t afford to buy.
The motive of ‘Shiksha ki Diwar’ is to deliver school and college books to the needy. People can register and collect books from Shiksha ki Diwar, even get a chance to create a list of books on a piece of paper and drop it in a box. These walls are supervised to avoid any misuse of the platform. They are even enclosed by an iron cage and are surrounded by security guards to prevent anti-social activity. Also, the books should be returned to Shiksha ki Diwar so that others can also use them. No cash is accepted from donors of the books.
People from other parts of the country should get inspiration from this great initiative and expand it to a greater extent. This initiative can help a large number of people if we together start working for it.
Author : Swaranshi Chhabra