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Srinagar's 'Wall of Kindness' brings warmth in biting cold

IANS  |  Srinagar 

An outpouring of could not have come at a better time for the poor and less privileged people as biting cold sweeps the Valley.

On the banks of the Jhelum river, alongside the fashionable Residency Road, well-to-do families in the city have been donating their warm clothes including jackets, coats, jerseys and more so that those in need can use them to beat the extreme cold.

The people donating these items hang them on what has come to be known as the "Wall of Kindness" for the needy to come and take them.

"It is great to see such kind gesture taking place in It is mostly the local youth who are in the forefront of this noble initiative," said Bashir Ahmad, a in the area.

During the last decade and so, people in cities and rural areas of the troubled Valley have actively been engaged in setting up orphanages and channelling donations for the needy and trying to help fellow citizens in distress.

On Wednesday, the temperature plunged to minus 3.0 in It was equally cold in other parts of the Valley including Pahalgam (minus 5.1) and Gulmarg (minus 4.0).

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 14:14 IST
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