A Dilwali Diwali Celebration For The Underpriviliged

Kolkata, October29: With the Festival of lights illuminating the entire world, there are Samaritans who are busy illuminating lights in dark, obliviated eyes – those who believe that Diwali, is much more than just distributing sweets, lighting diyas and bursting crackers.
Ridhi Foundation in association with Jab We Ate , brought together the Dilwali Diwali initiative on October 23rd, 2016.

RIDHI is a volunteer based start-up (similar to the Robinhood Army)  that procures excess food in bulk from restaurants  and eateries across Kolkata  for the underprivileged, spearheaded by Saurabbh Dhanuka – who also owns a food start up by the name of Jab We Ate ; and Payal Beriwala.

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What was the Modas Operandi for Dilwali Diwali?

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To involve home bakers and chefs in Kolkata to contribute cupcakes and confectionery that could be distributed to various NGOs, orphanages and slums across the city.

Did it work?

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More than 50 home bakers/chefs contributed to the cause and the Dilwali Diwali team were able to bring  smiles to 3000 children.

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Apart from distributing confectionery from 6 am till 8 pm,  the team was also felicitated by  Dr. Shashi Panja, Minister of State for Women & Child Welfare and Social Welfare for their exceptional work.

It’s overwhelming to see there are people in this world who work for a cause and not just for applause.


After all ” Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the lights!”

A Pinch Of Salt wishes you the best of the festive season ahead!

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