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NE SBI keen to 'wall of kindness'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, March 17: SBI NE today formally launched a ‘Wall of Kindness’ at the entry of its local head office, Guwahati, collecting the spare, pre-worn (usable) cloth from the employees as well as from public and to distribute amongst the needy.

The wall of kindness is a charity work phenomenon and a kind of welfare, usually done by attaching cloth hangers from outside of houses or from those encouraging people to dote miscellaneous useful things such as winter clothing. It was introduced by an anonymous Iranian for the homeless people of the Mashhad, Iran and the practice quickly spread throughout the country. The mottos of the movement are two sentences which appear on the walls: ‘leave if you do not need’ and ‘take (it) if you need’. The activity serves a purpose to support the people in need and large numbers of people are taking part as a campaign and it has helped many homeless or otherwise destitute people during the cold winter weather.

Similar walls known as ‘Neki ki Deewar’ have sprung up in multiple cities across India. SBI NE today brought this to this region, formally launched a ‘Wall of Kindness at the entry of its Local Head Office, Guwahati.

To Kick off this noble initiative in this region (presume to be maiden in NE by PSU), the wall in the me of ‘WALL OF HUMANITY’ (Maanobotaar Pracheer) has been formally iugurated on March 17, 2018 by SBI NE CGM PVSLN Murty, in the presence of representatives of various NGOs/ Social Institute/ Shelter Homes who were invited during the launch of this noble initiative. They were Archa Barthakur from PRIYABANDHU, Mikshi Changmai from DESTITION, Utpala Sharma from SAHAYIKA etc., and all those organizations are working for the destitute, specially-abled children/persons.

Murty said in his words that the initiative by State Bank of India is a very rare in this region which will have wide-spread popularity and the Bank will think further on other reusable items like study materials, books etc. Murty also iugurated a small food bank along with the wall equipped with a refrigerator. He also urged the people of Guwahati to contribute their old and used clothes/ surplus food items to this wall that has been started by SBI at Local Head Office, Guwahati (Opposite Jata Bhawan, Dispur), for futher distribution among the needy people though various NGOs on regular basis. The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks from Ashish Biswas, Circle Development Officer, SBI, NE Circle.

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