This Tamil Nadu District Collector Installed A ‘Wall Of Kindness’ For People To Donate Items For The Poor

Pooja Chaudhuri Tamil Nadu

July 28th, 2017 / 2:59 PM

Image Credit: Sandeep Nanduri/Facebook

While some of our mornings start with us standing in front of our wardrobes, figuring out what to wear, there are a thousand others who are not blessed with the same luxury. For them, it is the same pair of shirt and trousers for days on an end.

Poverty is one of the most adverse problems in our country, one which rids a certain section of our society of their basic rights.

It is a sign of the time that we fight this social ailment and the District Collector of Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu has taken the right step in this regard.


Wall of Kindness

A painting of a girl with her eyes closed and hands clasped together. She has a slight smile on her face and her long black hair is flowing with bright yellow flowers on it.

Above her are the words – ‘Wall of Kindness’.


Wall of Kindness in Tirunelveli district

An initiative by District Collector of Tirunelveli Sandeep Nanduri, this isn’t an average street art to add to the aesthetics of the locality, instead, the wall acts as a place for people to donate items for the underprivileged.

The yellow flowers on the girl’s hair are hooks where residents can simply hang clothes. The shelves and shoe racks on the Tirunelveli Collectorate compound wall are for people to donate books, shoes, toys, etc.


District Collector Sandeep Nanduri

“This concept originated in Iran and spread to many north Indian states. I was reading an article about it and thought to myself – why don’t we have a similar initiative in our district?” said District Collector Nanduri to The Logical Indian.

The project took one week and Rs 1.15 lakh to conclude and Nanduri appointed designers to work on the paintings.

The public response has been “tremendous” in just four days of the launch. “The place is full of books and clothes already,” he said.

“We wanted to first see the citizens’ response for a month, then expand it to other public areas as well,” he added.

The wall was inaugurated on Monday and since then locals have flocked to donate their unused items to help the poor. For them, it is a symbol of hope.

Similar initiatives have taken place in other Indian states too, including Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Bhopal and Delhi, among others.


Wall of Kindness in Hyderabad | Image Credit: Sunikar Reddy/Twitter

Wall of Kindness in Amritsar | Image Credit: Gaurav Deora/Twitter

Recently, a similar wall was also set up in Beirut, Lebanon, to help refugees and people escaping war. At some places, people left non-perishable food items and clothes.  


https://www.facebook.com/UNHCR/videos/10156690987968438/


Other initiatives by District Collector Sandeep Nanduri

It has been a month and a half that Nanduri has taken office and in this short period of time he started another initiative – Thamirabarani River cleanup.

“2000 students and volunteers from 22 colleges and various organisations cleaned 5 km of the river on both the banks for 3 hours. In total, 7 tonnes of garbage was collected and removed,” said Nanduri.


Thamirabarani River cleanup

The Logical Indian community thanks District Collector Sandeep Nanduri for his efforts to help the poor and also conserve the environment. We need more people like him who act as inspirational role models to thousands of people.


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