Thiruvananthapuram: Drawing inspiration from the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ of the West, students of a city-based higher secondary school have come up with ‘Rice Bucket Challenge’ to help tribal communities in Kerala.
Students of Carmel Girls’ Higher Secondary School have collected a total of 1,500 kilograms of rice, 220 kilograms of red gram, 150 kilograms of red cow peas and other essential commodities to be distributed to various tribal hamlets as part of the initiative.
The school management said the food grain and cereals will be distributed to hamlets of Attapady in northern district of Palakkad and Amburi and Kottur in the suburbs of the capital city with the help of women’s neighbourhood network ‘Kudumbashree’.
The programme was initiated to create sense of social responsibility and commitment among children, school principal Sister Helma said in a release in Thiruvananthapuram today.
Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala will launch the programme officially at a function in the school campus tomorrow.
Kudumbashree executive director K B Valsalakumari will also be present during the occasion, the release said.