Guwahati: In a unique initiative to help the needy during national lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, some students from Tezpur in Assam, under the banner of Nabaprajanma Foundation, is organising an online charity art competition.
The novel factor of the contest is that the participation fees generated from it is being used to buy essential commodities, which are then distributed among the needy people of the district.
The foundation members, with active support from the Sonitpur district police, already distributed their first batch of relief materials bought from the funds collected from the participants’ fees.
Sujit Kumar Nath, a student of 6th semester from NIT Silchar, who is also the president of the organisation, says participants of the competition are open to voluntarily donate any amount they can as entry fees.
“Whatever amount is collected as entry fees, our members will distribute it among the needy during this time of crisis,” said Nath.
The last date for submission of entries is April 15. Anyone can apply to participate in the competition through WhatsApp numbers 70353 34693 and 863 871 0566; They can also mail at email@example.com. Anyone interested can also donate through Google Pay/Phonepe at 7035334693, Nath added.
Established on April 1, 2019, Nabaprajanma Foundation has also donated books to the needy, organised art workshops on various occasions, donated clothes and other materials among flood-hit people of the district, apart from many other initiatives.
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