Hyderabad: Siasat readers are the foundation of voluntary services of Siasat and every reader of Siasat plays a key role in voluntary services rendered by Siasat. Mr. Zahed Ali Khan paid tributes to Siasat readers while addressing the inauguration function of ‘Kapda Bank’ set up at the 3rd floor of Abid Ali Khan Eye Hospital, Darushifa. He told that NRIs, despite residing far from the motherland, show concern for their countrymen. They try to satisfy needs of their countrymen in every possible way. Mr. Khan revealed that Siasat Daily has set up ‘Kapda Bank’, in collaboration with Faiz-e-Aam Trust and Helping Hand Foundation, which will provide ‘Kapda’ (clothes) to every needy person of the city irrespective of religion.
It is a bank with a difference as it does not deal in money, but in clothes, one of the basic human needs after food and shelter. The main objective of the ‘Kapda bank’ is to provide clothes to poor and needy people facing great hardship, indignity besides health risk due to lack of proper clothing in the city.
Mr. Mohammed Farooq Husain MLC, Mr. Amer Ali Khan, news editor Siasat, Mr. V Satyanarayana DCP south Zone, Mr. K Babu Rao better known as Abdur Rahman Addl. DCP South Zone, Mr. Iftekhar Husain Secretary Faiz-e-Aam Trust, Mr. Shaukat Ali Mirza Helping Hand, Mr. Ali Masqati, Mr. Amjadullah Khan Khaled, Mr. Ziauddin Nayyar, Dr. Samiullah, Mr. Anweruddin, Ali bin Sayeed Alkatmi, Omer Khan, Zeeshan Ahmed and others were present on the occasion.
Mr. Zahed Ali Khan informed that Dr. Askar Yasmeen Siddiqui, a Hyderabadi based lady residing in Canada, sent a canister of clothes through her organisation ‘Fi Sabeelillah Foundation’ to distribute among poor people.
He further informed that Siasat has plans to provide ‘food and clothing’ which will be made possible with the donations of Siasat readers. While the responsibility to provide shelter is of the government and he hoped that the ruling party will provide that to poor people under double bed room flat scheme. He urged the NRIs residing in Australia, America, Canada, London, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and other countries to follow footsteps of Dr. Askar Yasmeen Siddiqui and come forward to help the needy.