Rice Bucket Challenge: India's take on the Ice Bucket Challenge 'for Indian needs'
India’s alternative to the ice bucket challenge involves giving a bucket of rice to the poor and hungry
Sunday 24 August 2014
Capitalising on the immense popularity of the ALS ice bucket challenge, an Indian woman has conceived of the rice bucket challenge as a way to encourage charity for the poor.
Unlike the ice bucket challenge, which requires the participant to dump a bucket of cold water over their head, the rice bucket challenge asks that participants simply donate a bucket of rice to somebody in need.
It is described on its Facebook page as an “Indian version for Indian needs”. The challenge is still in its infancy, with the inaugural donation made on Sunday morning.
It was conceived by Manju Latha Kalanidihi, a journalist from Hyderabad in central India, and is proving a hit across the country. In fewer than 24 hours, the challenge’s Facebook page has well over 2000 likes.
According to the Global Hunger Index, India’s level of hunger is at “alarming levels” – it is one of three countries outside Sub-Saharan Africa in that category, the others being Haiti and Timor Leste.
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