On 4 January 2011, the occasion of Dr Binayak Sen’s 61st birthday, the Free Binayak Sen Campaign together with groups working on issues of the health and nutrition launched an initiative to distribute blankets and feed homeless people in Delhi.
The month-long initiative is meant to help homeless citizens of Delhi to tide over the coldest part of the winter with additional nutrition. Many homeless people die every year in Delhi and other parts of northern India due to severe malnutrition during winter months.
The initiative is also meant to bring public attention on the issue of malnutrition among India’s poorest communities which Dr Binayak Sen, along with other public health workers, have been highlighting for many years.
Currently daily feeding of around 500 homeless people is underway at a shelter run by the Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS). We appeal to members of the public to contribute generously foodgrains for this initiative.
For further information contact:
Indu Prakash Singh: (0) 9911362925