A group of residents from Grand Ajnara Heritage, a society in Sector 74, Noida, have decided to collect stationery items and books for underprivileged children. A donation box has been placed at Tower C of the society.
About 100 people have already donated old books, schoolbags, pencils, crayons, sharpeners, notebooks and pencil boxes.
Dhanajay Kumar, a resident of the society, initiated this two years back. "I was at a school for underprivileged children when I realised that old books, which are generally sold or thrown away, could be of great help to them," said Kumar. "I discussed the idea with other residents of my society and it hardly took any time to take off."
Kumar said that all residents had agreed to contribute by April 6, when they all planned to go to the free school under the Metro bridge in Yamuna Bank, Delhi, a special school for underprivileged kids run by Laxmi Chandra.