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HWF organises Iftar Party for Rickshaw pullers and Labourers of Okhla

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New Delhi: Human Welfare Foundation (HWF), a national NGO which is working to uplift weaker sections of the society educationally, economically and socially, organised Iftar Party for rickshaw pullers and labourers. Under its vision 2016 programme, the HWF organised Iftar Party for 550 rickshaw pullers and labourers of Okhla at Milli Model School today. August 27, 2011.


Apart from inviting Iftar to rickshaw pullers and labourers, the other aim of the HWF is to give them some important message of Islam and promote them to practice upon and how to become more neat and clean and live hygienic life, which is the most important in Islam.


The HWF also distributed Kurta and Pajama on this occasion to these rickshaw pullers and labourers so that they can wear new clothes on Eid and enjoy the festival as common people.


According to a press release, the Human Welfare Trust (HWT) has reached an agreement with manager of Indian Bank to open zero balance saving accounts for rikshaw pullers with minimum documents along with ATM facilties. On this occasion one of the participants also got an ATM by Branch Manager Saeed Mohammad. The HWT is also preparing a data base of the rikshaw pullers in the area with essential details so as to use the same for further interventions like adult eduction, health insurance, medical check up and micro loan facilities.


Besides this, HWF also distributed rickshaw to rickshaw pullers in collaboration with its affiliate HWT, a Delhi-based NGO. The rickshaw distribution programme is under self employment scheme and the purpose is to make the rickshaw pullers self dependent and by this way they earn little extra money.


Abdus Salam Islahi of Jammat-e-Islami Hind delivered a speech. Convenor of model village project Habib Rahman, National Coordinator of Vision 2016 Salimullah Khan and many respected persons of the area broke their Iftar with Rikshawpullers and labourers present on the occasion.
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