Bhubaneswar, November 13: World Kindness Day was observed at Kindness Hub of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) here on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, BMC Additional Commissioner Laxmikant Sethi said, “Kindness being a qualitative aspect of human behaviour has to be in practice and it will bridge up gaps of development.”
He also suggested for massive awareness and citizen connect initiatives for greater participation of communities.
Kindness Day is observed on November 13 as a mark of rationality and let live perspective for which city authority has created such an innovative approach of Kindness Hub in BMC limit.
Since its inception from April 2021 the centre has collected around 52 thousand numbers of garments and distributed 24 thousand pieces. Out of distributed quantity 12 thousand women, 8 thousand male and 4 thousand children have been benefited. Although the progress is bit slow due to COVID-19 protocol but the activity is continuing in small groups. As of now we have touched 24 slum habitations ,told Vivekananda Mishra, chief functionary of VIKASH, the managing parter of Kindness Hub.
Around 40 destitute persons were invited and they were provided blanket, dry ration and dress as a mark of kindness on the occasion. Donors were also invited to the venue and they were encouraged for their proactive behaviour towards the cause.
Ankita Mohanta, a software engineer by profession who joined as a donor said that BMC’S initiative to open such a Kindness Hub is commendable.
Among others, Dr. Ajaya Kumar Tripathy of Odisha State Red Cross Society, Asutosh Hota Joint Secretary of VIKASH and Rashmiranjan Behera, project consultant, BMC spoke on the occasion. Susanta Kumar Behera, Manager of Kindness Hub coordinated the event.