Jamshedpur, Sept. 28: In order to address needs of the less privileged people during the pandemic COVID-19, the former students of leading B-school have joined hands to launch old clothes collection drive. As a part of the drive, faculty of Dayanand Public School, Sakchi came forward and donated one batch of clothes.
Pulkit Jhunjhunwala, secretary XLRI Alumni Association, Jamshedpur said: “ We have completed six months of our fight against COVID-19. During this tenure, hardships have been faced by one and all in different ways and continue to do so. We have also realized the minimalistic way of living.
We are all spoilt for choices in deciding the clothes to be worn especially while working from home. Our wardrobe is full of clothes which now is beyond our consumption”.
He went on to add that this appeal is to help those who are in need of these clothing not to be fashionable but cover their bodies this monsoon. Let us support by sharing our unused spare clothes, he noted.
XLRi Alumni Association Jamshedpur Chapter is headed by Ronald D’Costa, President and Pulkit Jhunjhunwala, secretary. The cause is supported by Ranaveer Sinha, national president, XLRi Alumni Association.
The secretary further said that the drive will see a variety of activities to promote the spirit of volunteerism among people from all walks of life.
“In our daily lives, we all help others in our own small ways. But here is an opportunity to do it together, to encourage others to do so, and to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism, which is so deep-rooted in the Jamshedpur community. As a part of old clothes collection drive, we have decided that we will make efforts to anchor and facilitate this cause for the city to which we belong,” said another official of the Jamshedpur Chapter.
XLRI Alumni Association is specifically tying up with the schools, colleges to promote the old clothes collection drive.
“Students have perfectly wearable clothes in their wardrobes, which they don’t need and don’t know what to do with them whereas, there are large numbers of people in rural India and urban slums, who do need those clothes,” said a senior functionary of the association.
Sources informed that the drive is receiving a very good initial response and they plan to ensure good capacity. “The drive has witnessed overwhelming response from the students and other people. We are confident the initiative would bring change in the mindset of people while the poor will benefit from it,” said the secretary.