‘Walls of Humanity’ Will Make This Winter Warmer for the Poor
In the age of Facebook walls & virtual life, Nagpur is building ‘Walls of Humanity’ to protect the poor from cold.
This winter will be warmer for the poor of Nagpur. That’s because of a noble concept called ‘Wall of Humanity’ (Manuskichi Bhint). Citizen groups have set up such walls at various places across the city, where people are encouraged to donate unwanted clothes.
The walls clearly state, ‘If you don’t need it, leave it. If you need it, take it.’ People are asked to donated clean, untorn and ironed clothes. The minimum temperature in Nagpur drops to as low as 5 degree Celsius.
These walls in Nagpur are influenced by ‘Deewar-e-Meherbani’ campaign in Iran. It began in the Irani city of Mashhad and soon spread like wildfire in neighbouring countries. Pakistan is witnessing a lot of such walls in cities like Lahore and Faisalabad; they are known as ‘Deewar-e-Insaniyat.’
Closer home, ‘Neki ki Deewar’ campaign is getting positive response in cities of Varanasi, Jaipur and Bhilwara. The citizen-driven campaign is assisted by district administration at many places. Thousands of poor in Asia will feel the warmth of humanity and kindness this winter.
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