This Diwali, a noble trend has caught up with residents of high rises in Noida and Greater Noida. True to its nomenclature the 'lend a hand to the underprivileged' has become an instant hit with the rich and mighty.
Hundreds of people from several societies have taken part in the donation campaigns in their respective societies contributing generously to the humanitarian cause.
Interestingly, most of the societies have donated clothes, toys, etc. to Goonj, an NGO.
Talking to CitySpidey, a resident of Gaur Sportswood in Noida, said, "People have faith in Goonj's service though the NGO is not responsible for the logistics. It promises to deliver the goods to the underprivileged, and what can be more satisfying than bringing smile to someone during the auspicious festival of Diwali.
Under the initiative of the Greno Green Foundation, six societies namely 5th avenue, 6th avenue, 10th avenue, 11th avenue, 12th avenue, and Mahagun Mywoods donated three trucks of old clothes, toys and other items to Goonj.
Societies in 7X and Sector 137 of Noida too have donated separately to Goonj and other NGOs working for the underprivileged through several such drives.