Students of private and government schools and other institutions in Chandigarh have adopted a “Wall of Kindness” campaign that was launched recently in the Union Territory with the efforts of an NGO, Yuvsatta.  It is an act of kindness and gratitude, but veiled in anonymity.

“While working on our social projects, we realised that there was a segment of society which needed clothes, books and other things.  Also, many people don’t know what to do with such used things which are still usable otherwise.  So, we decided to launch this campaign ‘Wall of Kindness’ with school children in Chandigarh, so that the gap could be bridged,” Yuvsatta coordinator Pramod Sharma told IANS.

The “wall” is marked on the outer facade of participating institutions, so that the givers and the takers can easily leave and pick up things.  The clothes and things to be given can simply be hung on hangers or nails on the walls from where the needy can take them away.

Started just a couple of months ago, the campaign has already been adopted by hundreds of students in various schools and institutions across Chandigarh.  People in some private houses have also shown initiatives on this front at a smaller level.

The “Wall of Kindness” has already been started by leading institutions in Chandigarh, like Carmel Convent School, Dev Samaj College of Education, St Joseph School, St Stephen’s School, Dev Samaj School and the Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 18, which is one of the biggest all-girls’ school in the region.

“This unique initiative equally respects the dignity of donor and recipient, as one doesn’t know who is giving and who is receiving and your donation reaches the deserving ones,” Prof Devi Sirohi, Chairperson, Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR), said.

Source: The Indian Express