‘Thile Diya, Nathile Niya’ Initiative By Udra Charitable Trust: Donation and Distribution Of Old Clothes

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

‘Thile Diya, Nathile Niya’ (Give if you have, Take if you don’t) is based on the concept of a drive for old clothes distribution and collection for the underprivileged for this year launched on 30th November at Pyaris Bakery, Bhubaneswar.

The event was hosted by Udra Charitable Trust by Shri Akash DasNayak, which is a charitable initiative that has been mantle over the last few years.  Renowned social worker Mayadhar Nayak conceived the campaign to provide a platform where the spare clothes will be donated by the privileged and distributed to those who need it. As part of the campaign, donation boxes were set up to put their spare or new clothes, and the campaign will continue throughout the winter season. After the donation, the collected clothes will be dry-cleaned by Washex Hospitality Solution, who are also supporting this drive. The dry-cleaned clothes will be distributed among the underprivileged residing in pre-marked areas across Odisha, e.g., Daringbadi in Kadhamal.

Last year the response to this initiative was tremendous as over 15,000 clothes were donated and distributed.

The campaign “Thile Diya, Nathile Niya’” (Thile diya Nathile Niya), was initially conceptualized and conducted by a renowned social worker, Shri Mayadhar Nayak. He has subsequently passed on the baton to Udra Odisha, a Non-Profit initiative by Akash Dasnayak.

The campaign’s main motive is that many people are fortunate enough to afford multiple clothes, so in winter, less privileged people need warm clothes. So this drive was initiated to ensure that the less privileged can have a piece of cloth to keep themselves warm. It is precisely for this reason that Udra Odisha is offering a platform for people across Odisha and beyond to donate their spare clothes so that they can be distributed among those who need them more.

Along with Shri Akash Dasnayak and Smt. Subhrajyoti Dasnayak, many other dignitaries attended the event, including Shri Dilip Tirkey, Shri Hari Prasad Pattnayak, Dr. Surjiyaprakash, Shri Aditya Dash, Shri Prason Patro, Shri Biti Bhardwaj, Ms. Sital Patro, and Ms. Debasmita Panda.

As part of the drive, donation boxes will be installed at all Pyaris Bakery outlets in 12 cities across India – Bhubaneswar, Paradeep, Cuttack, Berhampur, Puri, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, and Hyderabad. Interested people may put their spare and new clothes in these boxes, after which they will be dry-cleaned by Washex Hospitality Solution and then be distributed among the underprivileged across Odisha by Team Udra.

Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty

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