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Sunday, 8 November 2020

‘Neki Ki Deewar’: 5 more to come up

Sandeep Rana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 7

If you wish to donate clothes, shoes, books or stationary items, you will soon find a place in your neighbourhood. The local MC will create "Neki ki Deewars" at five community centres in Sectors 11, 22, 38, 48 and Mani Majra.

While needy people will be able to use the items donated at these walls, the MC will design separate compartments for keeping the goods.

"We are going to open Neki Ki Deewars at five community centres as per separate zones. We are studying the details and making arrangements in this regard," said MC Joint Commissioner Sorabh Arora.

"There are old clothes or shoes people feel they no longer want to wear. Rather than throwing these away, they may keep those items here for the needy," he added.

The Joint Commissioner said he had undertaken a similar project in Amritsar when he was posted there. It got a good response from residents, thus it is being implemented here as well. At present, there are a few Neki ki Deewars run by the people, but none by the Municipal Corporation. It will be the MC's first such attempt. Most Neki ki Deewars run by the people are not well organised and are in a pitiable condition.

These Neki ki Deewars will be set up on the outer walls of the community centres. "We will be floating a tender for building compartments at the centres. These will be nicely built and organised," said an official of the civic body.

"We have got some material during our "Swachh Sawari" campaign. That will also be kept at these places for the needy," the official added.

from The Tribune

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