Free meals for poor

Birgunj, September 30

A free food camp for the poor has kicked off in Birgunj from today.

The campaign is run by a local community of Birgunj youths at Maisthan from 10:00am to 10:00pm everyday, targeting the poor who have been hit hard due to the bandh enforced by Madhes-based parties.

According to camp organiser Sandip Sarraf, the camp provides free food to daily wage labourers like rickshaw drivers, cart-pullers and villagers participating in the agitation.

“The camp, organised with the support of locals, will run till the agitation lasts,” he said.

With agitating parties staging sit-in at border points and demonstrating at marketplaces, daily-wage workers as well as businesspersons have been at the receiving end.