Every year, the teeming thousands of down-trodden of Delhi succumb to the harsh winter conditions. While we, blissfully unaware of our good fortune, survive the winter months in the comfort of our homes and heaters, the poor wander about on the streets, braving the cold wave with nothing but a blanket of optimism that one will survive yet another severe ‘Dili ki sardi’.
Although a majority of us turn a cold shoulder to the needs of our city’s underprivileged, we do have amongst us, magnanimous Delhiites who wish to make a small but significant change with their thoughtful, generous and innovative initiatives. One such Good Samaritan is Arun Shah, a retired government official and ex-Stephanian, who, along with Manu Singh and Taman Sahni, has started a campaign on social media called ‘Cold Feet No More’. This program consists of a group of volunteers who seek to promote collecting and giving of socks and caps this winter to those people who can’t afford them, but need them just as much as you and I. The purpose behind the campaign is simple: encouraging Delhiites to donate the two winter clothing items that help in protecting one’s extremities, preventing cold-induced ailments and keeping one warm during winter.
DU students can participate in the movement by following the campaign on https://www.facebook.com/cfnm15/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Your contribution can make a difference to someone’s life. Spread the joy and generosity this festive season; embrace the true spirit of Christmas and become a part of this charitable concept! This winter, be someone’s savior! All you need is a pair of socks, a cap and a big heart.