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Nutrition Warriors | How Chandra Sekhar Kundu Managed To Serve 90,000 Plates From Waste Food

Chandra Sekhar Kundu's organisation FEED works in the Asansol, Calcutta belt. The CISF and IIM-Calcutta have joined hands in Kundu's crusade to fill empty stomachs

Nutrition Warriors | How Chandra Sekhar Kundu Managed To Serve 90,000 Plates From Waste Food
Charmed Circle | Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee
Nutrition Warriors | How Chandra Sekhar Kundu Managed To Serve 90,000 Plates From Waste Food
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2020-01-11T18:35:09+05:30

It was July 6, 2015, eight-year-old Srideep’s birthday. His parents, Chandrima and Cha­­­­ndra Sekhar Kundu, had splurged on a party for him. In the end, there were masses of leftover food that even the cat­­ering men were unable to polish off. Much of it was trashed.

Later that night, Chandra Sekhar witnessed a scene that changed his life: two children rummaging for food in a garbage dump. One stood guard with a stick to fend off stray dogs; the other foraged the heap. On closer look, he realised, they were having biriyani—polishing off the rice and storing bits of meat in a plastic bag, to savour later. Stricken with remorse, Chandra Shekhar brought them home, gave them something to eat, but could not sleep that night.

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