Srinagar: From distributing relief in lockdown, arranging plasma donors, blood donors for patients, delivering medicine at doorstep of hundreds of needy patients, a senior police official in the traffic department has now come up with a new initiative “Wall of Kindness”.
Sheikh Aadil Mushtaq, a 2015 batch Jammu and Kashmir Police Service officer from Baramulla district of north Kashmir who is posted as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) traffic police in Srinagar city, has came up with charity work phenomenon “Wall of Kindness”.
Talking exclusively with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Sheikh Aadil said that, “I want to be an interface as I saw some people wanted to donate but they are were getting the person to whom they will donate and some people who are needy don’t ask anyone as it matter of dignity.”
He said: “By starting wall of kindness, no body knows to whom I am giving and even the person who takes isn’t aware about from whom he has taken he said, adding that, I launched it on World kindness day at around 5 Pm and same time people started donating and needy started taking needy items.”
The police officer sais that they have a plan that everyone will be provided with free coffee/tea there. “We won’t keep only clothes there but there will be ration kits and other items, blankets, shoes, grocery etc,” he told KNO.
“I have kept it location outside my office, so that I can supervise it, he said, adding that it is squill of the efforts that were taken during covid-19 lockdown,” he said.
He said that Covid-19 has economically pushed people to wall and there is need to support such people who are in need. ” While requesting those people who are in position to donate, to donate whole heartedly in whatever way you can like grocery, food kits, blankets, clothes, kangris and other items,” he said.
He said that the wall of kindness is a charity work phenomenon and a kind of welfare, usually done by attaching cloth hangers from outside of houses; those encourage people to donate miscellaneous useful things such as winter clothing. “It was introduced by an anonymous Iranian ] and the practice quickly spread throughout the World,” he said, adding,”. The motto of the movement are two sentences which appear on the walls: “Leave what you don’t need” and “Take what you need”.
Notably, the chain formed by this police officer reached around one thousand families across kashmir with food kits, medicine and other items during covid-19 lockdown—(KNO)