Bigbazaar Rice Bucket Challenge was inaugurated by Tollywood actor Bonny Sengupta, Hindola Chakraborty and Rana Basu Thakur at Lake Mall recently. The challenge kick started on the 13th of January at the mall premises. This Rice Bucket Challenge was organized in association with The Hope Foundation Kolkata.
The main aim of this challenge was to meet the hunger pangs of numerous children living in the streets and the slums of the city. It has been estimated that about 2,50, 000 children live on the streets and in the slums of the city. The rice that will be collected during this one week will be distributed among the slum and street children so that they can have a square meal.
Speaking at the occasion, Bonny Sengupta said “This is a great event and I am glad that I have been invited to be a part of such a noble endeavor. There was much uproar about the ice bucket challenge. To think of a rice bucket challenge to help the slum and street kids is a noble initiative, no doubt”.
The challenge ended on January 22 at the Lake Mall. With this challenge, The Hope Foundation wishes to make a change in the life of at least some children.