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These School Students Have Started a Wonderful Initiative To Help The Poor in Their Neighborhood

These School Students Have Started a Wonderful Initiative To Help The Poor in Their Neighborhood

And people think the younger generation does not care for their country

According to a 2015 report, India has reduced its poverty rate to 12.4 per cent from the 2011-12 estimate of 21 per cent, according to new data released by World Bank. But that still leaves an extraordinary number of people in our country who cannot even affor one square meal a day.

It is an evil that most people acknowledge, yet do nothing about. These school students from Chennai are not a part of those 'most people'. The class 12 students of Kaligi Ranganathan School in Chennai noticed the plight of street dwellers every day and decided to help them out.

They did not want to give them alms and be done with their job; instead they wanted to make them self-reliant. They scouted their locality for those beggars who wanted to start afresh and then help them set up shops to sell good. As capital, they all pooled in a month's worth of pocket money.

With the help of their school, they managed to set this up and have successfully helped a lot of people. And people think the younger generation does not care for their country?

first published:April 15, 2016, 12:18 IST