Nigdi, 16th January 2024: In a remarkable celebration of community spirit and unwavering dedication, the Khidmat-e-Awam Welfare Association has proudly marked the milestone of 100 consecutive weeks of distributing Sunday breakfasts. This noble initiative, launched in February 2022, has emerged as a symbol of communal nourishment and camaraderie, transcending socio-economic boundaries.
The Khidmat-e-Awam Welfare Association’s weekly breakfast program near the Nigdi Masjid every Sunday at 8 am, has become a vital source of sustenance for a diverse demographic, including ordinary citizens, political activists, sanitation workers, students, and the working class.
Reflecting on the journey, Rizwan Sheikh, a dedicated member of the association, shared, “Our commitment to social work dates back to 2013, but it was post-Covid that we initiated the distribution of free food on Sundays. Our enduring goal is to expand this initiative, reaching maximum individuals across the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) area. Encouragingly, our efforts have inspired another organization in the Rupee Nagar area to embark on a similar path of social service.”
The celebration witnessed the association’s president and members conveying a powerful message of unity and brotherhood. Emphasizing the strength derived from collective action, they underscored that every individual, regardless of background or profession, plays an integral role in a unified community contributing to the strength of the nation.
The Khidmat-e-Awam Welfare Association has a rich history of community service, extending beyond the Sunday breakfast program. Their initiatives include organizing social harmony events, conducting free medical camps, engaging in various activities to assist the underprivileged, and providing support during natural calamities.
Prominent activists such as Rizwan Sheikh, Shadab Syed, Nasir Pathan, and other dedicated members actively participated in the celebration, reaffirming their ongoing commitment to the welfare of the community. Inspired by the association’s endeavors, these individuals are instrumental in driving positive change and fostering a sense of unity within the community.
As they continue their journey, the association sets a compelling example for communities nationwide, proving that every bite can indeed contribute to a more harmonious and interconnected society.