Greater Noida West: NEFOWA (Noida Extension Flat Owner Association) organised Janta Ki Thali for the unprivileged under the tagline, '5 Rupaye ki thali koi na jae khali' at Ek Murti area, Greater Noida West on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Hot and hygienic chole, rice, pickles and rasgullas were served for just Rs 5. Nearly 250 people availed of this meal.
This time, the meal was sponsored by NEFOWA team member Tanu Bhargava on the occasion of her wedding anniversary. She says, "I and my husband took the initiative to organise Janta Ki Thali on our 4th wedding anniversary. NEFOWA gave support in distributing the food to the public's plate. I think we all should take such initiatives for the community."
After a long Covid haul, NEFOWA has resumed Janta Ki Thali to make sure underprivileged people in Greater Noida can afford healthy and tasty food. As gathered, the food is prepared at Ecovillage and then brought to Ekmurti circle for distribution. The raw materials were provided by NEFOWA member Jyoti Singh.
Raj Kumar, a resident of Ecovillage-2 and member of NEFOWA says, “The food was cooked in desi ghee and sent to Ekamurti where other members of Nefowa helped in distributing the food. I love this work and our motive is to serve food to more underprivileged people at an affordable amount.”
Sumit Gupta, a NEFOWA member says, “I am very happy that Janti Ki Thali has returned after a gap of two years and now we can serve food to the needy people at affordable amounts. NEFOWA serves good quality food which makes people happy.”
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.