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Maharashtra sex workers donate Rs 1 lakh for Chennai flood aid

Sex workers from Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district dipped into their savings and survived on just one meal a day to collect Rs 1 lakh, that was donated by them today towards relief work in rain-ravaged Chennai. The sex workers handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to District Collector Anil Kawade at an event organised […]

Sex workers of Maharashtra donate Rs 1 lakh for Chennai floods/ Source: Express Archives Sex workers of Maharashtra donate Rs 1 lakh for Chennai floods/ Source: Express Archives

Sex workers from Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district dipped into their savings and survived on just one meal a day to collect Rs 1 lakh, that was donated by them today towards relief work in rain-ravaged Chennai.

The sex workers handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to District Collector Anil Kawade at an event organised by NGO Snehalaya in Ahmednagar, about 250km from here.

“These women were restless since the last four days, when they came to know of the deluge in Chennai. They decided that they should do something to help residents there,” said founder Girish Kulkarni. They were worried about the calamity that has befallen Tamil Nadu and wanted to contribute to the relief work. “They set aside this amount by saving and even had just one meal in a day,” he added.

According to him, of the around 3,000 sex workers in the district, in western Maharashtra, almost 2,000 contributed to the relief fund.

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“We are in touch with Delhi-based NGO Goonj for ensuring further relief to the people of Chennai,” Kulkarni added.

As the city tries to recover from the calamity, the contribution of people across the world is applaudable. Also, many big wigs have donated for the cause, including Shah Rukh Khan and Rajnikanth.

 

First published on: 08-12-2015 at 02:23:28 pm
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