Srinagar, February 29: Abdul Baasit’s family organised his sister’s wedding in a lavish and traditional Kashmiri way. While enjoying the wedding, this software engineer from Srinagar became aware of the amount of food that gets wasted during similar events.
Aware of the fact that there are people in Kashmir who can’t afford two square meals a day, as the wedding got over, Abdul decided to take matters in his hands and with the help of four of his cousins Mohammad Ubaid, Mohammad Saif, Mohammad Faik and Mohammad Saood, he started an initiative called Sadqaa which works towards feeding the hungry with the food that is wasted in lavish parties across Srinagar.
As the first step of Sadqaa, five of them distributed surplus food from their Baasit’s sister marriage. Now, it has become a regular practice of Sadqaa where they collect food from the lavish parties, from restaurants, eateries and distribute it among the people who cannot afford it.
In order to get more food, Sadqa approach people personally to explain the concept behind Sadqaa and request them to give a call whenever there is a party.