Police in Sangli celebrate Diwali with beggarsNovember 14th, 2007 - 10:20 am ICT by admin
Several beggars and extremely poor people, who dwell at various places of the town including bus stops, railway station, and the pavements, were given articles as Diwali gifts.
“We are feeling very good. We got new clothes, got bath and sweets,” said Ramesh, a beggar.
After arranging a refreshing bath for these individuals, the police personnel distributed new clothes and fed them with sweets. It was done to enable them to enjoy the spirit of the Diwali being celebrated by all.
Men and women were taken care of separately with lady constables taking extra care of the female beggars.
Miraj police station is carrying on with the practice of distributing free clothes and sweets for the past three years.
Senior police officials at Sangli said that such an endeavour should not be confined merely to Diwali but to other festivals as well.
“Beggars wear these clothes round the year. They get another pair of clothes only after a year. I appeal that should be provided with new clothes and good food not only on Diwali but also on every festival. On Diwali there must be happiness in every heart,” said Krishna Prakash Yadav, Superintendent of Police, Sangli.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated all over India with illumination, bursting of crackers and distributing sweets and gifts among family members and friends. People wear new clothes and greet each other on this auspicious day. By Robin David (ANI)
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