Noida- On Sunday afternoon, April 10, 2022, loud announcements of '5 Rupaye ki thali koi Bhookha Na Jae Khali' could be heard near Ekmurti Circle, Noida Extension. Social welfare organisation of Noida, Nefowa has restarted its famous initiative of 'Janta ki Thali' after a long Covid haul. This term, healthy and pure food will be served at Ekmurti circle in the Noida extension every Sunday from 10 am onwards.
Nefowa started the 'Janta Ki Thali' initiative in 2018, to serve pure food to the needy and also who cannot avail of food options in Noida Extension. As per Nefowa, only a few restaurants were operational in Noida Extension in 2018. People who visited from far away rural areas had very few affordable eating options.
Members of Nefowa served good quality Chole rice, pickles and laddus at the Noida extension for just Rs 5. 180-200 people along with the NEFOWA team enjoyed the meal. As gathered, Janta Ki Thali food would be prepared at Eco-Village 2 supervised by Nefowa members.
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NEFOWA members Jyoti Jaiswal, Ranjana Bhardwaj, Sangeeta, Pallavi Gupta, Sandhya, Shipra Gupta, Shashi Bala, Sumil Jalota, Ajay Singh, Rajkumar, Devesh Chahal, Sagar Gupta, Vikas Katiyar, Sameer Bhardwaj, Vineet Jain, and Sumit Gupta, helped carry out the drive.
NEFOWA member Vikas Katiyar says, “Janta Ki Thali is again started to serve pure meals to the needy. One can be assured of the quality as the food is pure."
Sumit Gupta, a NEFOWA member says, “We are happy and elated that Janata Ki Thali has returned today after two years."
Raj Kumar, NEFOWA member says, “This time Nefowa Senior member Sumil Jalota provided raw ration for Janta ki Thali and he contributed for the vegetables. The food from EcoVillage-2 was prepared and sent to Ekmurti where other members of Nefowa helped in distributing the food”
Vikas Katiyar, NEFOWA member says, “A large number of working-class people availed our facility and appreciated our efforts."