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Have you taken the Rice Bucket Challenge?

Move over the Ice Bucket Challenge as it’s time to take up an Indian version of this challenge that has created a stir

The whole world seems to be busy pouring buckets of ice water on themselves for spreading awareness and raising funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

A young man from Manipur completes the challenge by donating a bucket of rice to a needy man
A young man from Manipur completes the challenge by donating a bucket of rice to a needy man

But Manjulatha Kalanidhi, a 38-year-old resident of Hyderabad took inspiration from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and started the Rice Bucket Challenge to cater to needs of our country.

The challenge is simple but significant. All you have to do is donate cooked or uncooked rice to someone in need, post a picture with him or her on social networking sites and nominate four other friends to do the same.

Kalanidhi was honoured with the Karmaveer Chakra Award and the Rex Karmaveer Global Fellowship by iCONGO, an international confederation of NGOs and the United Nations.

Already, the Rice Bucket Challenge seems to have created quite a buzz as many people across the country are participating in it.

Log on to: www.facebook.com/ricebucketchallenge for details

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