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Rice Bucket Challenge: Most indeed Charity Movement in India

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Poverty and hunger have reached the peak levels in India. So taking into account this factor, Manju Kalanidhi has started Rice Bucket Challenge to feed the poor.

Human wants are unlimited, for example – when we get bicycle, we wish to have bike; when we get bike, we wish to have car; etc. For whatever you have in your life, we should thanks to god for giving you all the luxuries and comforts, and one such way to show humanity is by donating whatever you wish. You should regularly put aside some part of your income for donation, which can be in any form like cash, clothes, food, education, household items, vehicle, etc. Ask the value of food to those people who don’t get it. If you are thinking from where to get started to give food to needy people, here is given a good idea. A Hyderabad based journalist – Manju Latha Kalanidhi has come up with a new and desi challenge to help those in need – Rice Bucket Challenge, which went viral across social media.

The Rice Bucket Challenge in India

The Ice Bucket Challenge has become very popular all over the world, while the Rice Bucket Challenge is what is raging in India. Instead of wasting ice or water, save water and feed the hungry by taking up the new Rice Bucket challenge, which is slightly different in which one needs to cook or buy a bucket of rice and feed it to someone needy. In The ALS ice bucket challenge, participants post videos of them having freezing water poured over them. Here the aim is to raise awareness about ALS – a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord – and to raise money to donate to the ALS Association within 24 hours.

India’s very own – the Rice Bucket Challenge says on the official Facebook page – “Indian version for Indian needs.” The trend started catching on speedily. The Facebook page created on August 24, received 4,000 likes on its first day itself. Once you accept the challenge, you have to cook or buy one bucketful of rice and feed the needy. Click your picture of giving rice and post it on facebook with hashtag #RiceBucketChallenge! Tag all your friends and ask them to take up the challenge.

In lieu of the challenge, you can also donate medicines worth Rs. 100 to the government hospital located near your area. Just like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the hashtag – #RiceBucketChallenge has to be used after the challenge has been undertaken, so don’t forget this major point. This Indian twist has produced quite a stir online and participants have already started posting their images to spread this new message.


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