A very common sight in every country, city, town and village is the wide gap between the Haves and the Have Nots. Rising skyscrapers on one side, slums on the other; Starbucks on one side and a hungry child looking at it from outside; a gold jewellery shop at one place, a man sleeping on the road in the scorching heat in front of the same. There is no dearth of the examples one can give to describe this reality of the world.
A trip down the narrow lanes of a slum, and one would thank his/her fortune for giving him/her this fortunate life. While we luxuriously spend thousands of rupees on the clothes, shoes and accessories of our favourite brands, there are countless who have to toil every day to earn clothes to cover their bodies. Saral, the Social Club of Institute of Management, Nirma University, organised a Clothes Drive on 12th August, 2017, to spread some happiness to the inhabitants of the slums surrounding the university by way of distributing clothes to them.
As the students took bags filled with clothes and footwear for them, people gathered in lines to receive the luxuries that we so conveniently take for granted. The success of the event could be fathomed by the sparks of happiness in the eyes of the people, and especially the children when they received the clothes.
This article is contributed by Shreya Goel –
Media Committee, IMNU.
Picture Courtesy : Pratikriti – The Photography Club