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Postal employee�s unique bid to embrace poor with clothes

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SILCHAR, Dec 3 - The concept �donate what you don�t need and take what you need� has attracted people across the country to make voluntary cloth donation.

Interestingly, the words Needy�s Wall written on a wall outside the residential campus of Department of Posts at Trunk Road have triggered great curiosity among people in Silchar as well.

A closer look at the wall revealed a phone number and a message �donate your old clothes for the poor�. Sharing his views with the correspondent, Jyotindra Singha, an employee of the department and a resident of the campus, who started this move, said that so far the old clothes at his house were exchanged to buy utensils from the local vendors, while the clothes could be of massive help to the ill-clad ones.

�I see many poor people roaming on the streets with torn or nothing on their bodies at times. This made me curious to look for a way to contribute and the internet helped me to come up with this initiative for the needy ones here,� Singha said.

Asked about his feelings, Singha replied, �I was not sure how people would react to this, but since January 26 this year when I made the arrangements, I am happy to see people donate at will while many have taken the old clothes kept hanged on the wall.� He was quick to add that his phone number next to the hanger has fetched him good wishes from a cross-section of the society for the noble venture.

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Postal employee�s unique bid to embrace poor with clothes

SILCHAR, Dec 3 - The concept �donate what you don�t need and take what you need� has attracted people across the country to make voluntary cloth donation.

Interestingly, the words Needy�s Wall written on a wall outside the residential campus of Department of Posts at Trunk Road have triggered great curiosity among people in Silchar as well.

A closer look at the wall revealed a phone number and a message �donate your old clothes for the poor�. Sharing his views with the correspondent, Jyotindra Singha, an employee of the department and a resident of the campus, who started this move, said that so far the old clothes at his house were exchanged to buy utensils from the local vendors, while the clothes could be of massive help to the ill-clad ones.

�I see many poor people roaming on the streets with torn or nothing on their bodies at times. This made me curious to look for a way to contribute and the internet helped me to come up with this initiative for the needy ones here,� Singha said.

Asked about his feelings, Singha replied, �I was not sure how people would react to this, but since January 26 this year when I made the arrangements, I am happy to see people donate at will while many have taken the old clothes kept hanged on the wall.� He was quick to add that his phone number next to the hanger has fetched him good wishes from a cross-section of the society for the noble venture.

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