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Celebrate World Food Day with Feeding Hands!

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa

Today is World Food Day!

When we talk about food, we end up thinking about the food that we love, the delicacies we cherish, the cuisines we find delectable to relish but how often do we think about the Food that helps to fight hunger to the less privileged?

We all are very well aware that access to adequate and nutritious food remains a challenge for many. But there are a few good souls who walked the extra mile to feed those in need.

Today, on World Food Day, Jaipur Beat decided to meet the men behind the ‘Feeding Hands’ – an initiative to feed the underprivileged in Jaipur.

These gentlemen are no celebrity or a public icon, but shining stars with a promise to provide sufficient food to the less privileged people so that none sleeps empty stomach.

We went to meet Mr Timmi Soni and Mr Yogesh Narula, the flag bearer of the initiative but they are not alone. 14 more compassionate people are backing them up in this noble mission.

Here goes the conversation with Mr Timmi Soni and Mr Yogesh Narula of Jaipur-

JAIPUR BEAT – Tell us about the beginning of Feeding Hands 

Feeding Hands- “It started with my father, Iqbal Soni, (Father of Timmi Soni ) on 12th January 2018,  who used to occasionally donate food to widows.

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On his birthday, we decided that we could do something similar to what Annapurna vans in Jaipur were doing. Hence, I decided to visit one of their vans at SMS Hospital. After I spoke to the boy who was selling meals there for Rs. 8, I realized that not many people can afford even those 8 rupees. It was then that I knew I had to adopt one of their vans and start donating food. I found it difficult to cook and arrange and then look for people to feed. The idea was germinated to adapt an Annapurna Van for 365 days.

About Annapurna Vans– An initiative by the Rajasthan Government, Annapurna Vans are the mobile kitchens that serve food at nominal prices in food trucks parked in different areas of the city . These Vans maintain the quality, quantity, and cleanliness while preparing the food.

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Jaipur Beat– Who was your greatest support while establishing Feeding Hands?

Feeding Hands– Our greatest supports are the people around us, our contributors and sponsors. Without their support, we wouldn’t have been able to continue for longer.

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Jaipur BeatHow do you receive support in terms of people, finances, etc.?

Feeding Hands- “Initially it felt difficult, rather impossible. Contributing 6300 rupees out of your pocket daily isn’t easy. However, we valiantly decided to give it our best. We started speaking with friends and were gradually able to attract people into giving us funds. Sometimes, people drop out, but we always find someone new who is willing to donate”. We are receiving donations as high as 3 Lacs to as low as Rs 10 as well. These people gave us confidence. There are people from Jodhpur, Bhopal and other parts of the country who are contributing to the cause.

Jaipur Beat- Tell us about the challenges that you’ve faced while establishing Feeding Hands?

Feeding Hands- The biggest challenge was to create a situation where people cultivated good habits like washing their hands before eating, not wasting food and more importantly not smoking around it.  If we find someone wasting the food, we charge the full amount from that person. Secondly, sometimes sponsors can be a bit unsure about whether or not the money is going into the right hands.  Every day at Gate no. 5 SMS hospital 7 am morning till 8 pm, 300 breakfast and 350 lunch and dinner meals are distributed. The initiative is so transparent that anyone can go and check how the funds are being utilized. Thirdly, finding the time to juggle between our own separate jobs and Feeding Hands was tough initially.

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Jaipur Beat-  365 days without a miss? How did you make this happen?

Feeding Hands– On special occasions like Holi & Diwali when the Van is not available, we still make it by alternative sources. We get the food from Dhabas or restaurants and sometimes even prepare at our homes. The contributions come from various sources, from family, from friends and acquaintances so that no one sleeps hungry. We ask donors to contribute sweets on the occasion of Diwali as well.

Jaipur Beat- What are your plans for Feeding Hands’ future growth or change?

Feeding Hands-  We want to have our own Vans.  Apart from that, we want to create awareness among households. If they contribute the leftover chappatis to our cause of wasting zero food, there would be a day when no one in Jaipur will sleep empty stomach.” Right now we are focused on that no van should be closed.

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Jaipur Beat urges you to mark this Food day differently and come forward to support the noble cause of feeding the hungry by contributing to the service of the underprivileged.

All you have to do is –

Join “Feeding Hands” and contribute for feeding the less privileged people, daily feeding 900 persons FREE at SMS Hospital Jaipur.

They serve 900 meals per day at a cost of 6300/-

To be part of the initiative, you can sponsor-

300 breakfast @ Rs 5/- each Rs 1500
 350 lunch @Rs 8/- each Rs 2800/-
 250 dinner @ Rs 8/- each Rs 2000/-

Also, one can celebrate Birthdays and Anniversaries or remember your loved ones by feeding the less privileged. If you want to donate, find the details for giving your contributions-

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Let’s take a pledge that no one sleeps hungry!

For further details, please contact-

  1. Yogesh Narula 9829062103
  2. Pankaj Jain 9829066111
  3. Timmi Soni 9828015867

Follow their Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/feedinghand/

Events in Jaipur · Exhibitions · Fairs & Festivals · Festive Season · Food · Food Festival · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat · Jaipur Happenings

Events to look forward to this October | Jaipur Beat

The Pink City is already buzzing with lots of action with the arrival of the festival season. From dandiya nights, workshops to exhibitions and lots more! This month has a sack full of fun-packed events to make this festive month even more exciting. So brace yourself as the fun is about to begin and we are sure you don’t want to miss out the electrifying events happening in our very own Jaipur. Get set to experience the city at it’s vibrant best.

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1. Abhivyakti Garba Mahotsav

Date- 1st – 5th October

Venue- Housing Board Ground

3. Dandiya Raas “JAIPUR JALSA-2019”

Date- 5th October

Venue- Hotel Jaipur Heritage

3. Jaipur Garba Night

Date- 6th October

Venue- Jai Club Children Lawn

4. Dhol Baje Re Dandia

Date- 6th October

Venue- Kanchan Kesari Village Resort

5. Amazon Great Indian Festival

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Date- 29th September- 4th October

6. Flipkart Big Billion Days

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Date- 29th September- 4th October

7. A Touch of Class

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Date- 2nd – 7th October

Venue- JECC, Sitapura

8. Jaipur Youth Festival

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Date- 5th – 7th October

Venue- Tamara Garden, Durgapura

 

9. Gourmet Getaway Food Festival 2019

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Date- 9th – 13th October

Venue- Multiple Locations

10. Woman Up Jaipur Summit 2019

 

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Date- 14th – 16th October

Venue- Hotel Grand Uniara

 

Mark your calendars as the October month is about to get super interesting with the event listed above!

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Lifestyle Exhibition in the Festive Month of October|Jaipur Beat

The festive season is around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited about it for its festive spirit is all around the city. The city is drenched in colours and is buzzing until late at night especially the markets. Festival season means buying new things for your home and for yourself and that is why there’s a boom in the markets at this time of the year. If you have already explored the city markets, you can check out these mind-blowing lifestyle exhibition. So, make some space in your wardrobe and go shopping at-

 

1. Varam

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Date- 30th Sept – 2nd Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Venue- D-2 Janpath, Shyam Nagar

2. Jaipur Lifestyle Expo 2019

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Date- 1st – 2nd October

Time- 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Grand Uniara

3. The Craft Collective

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Date- 1st – 2nd October

Time- 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Venue- Ritu Kedia For Exclusive, Civil Lines

 

4. Jhalak Fashion Exhibition

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Date- 1st – 3rd October

Time- 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Venue- Jaipur Marriott Hotel

 

5. Festive Fever Jaipur | Funky Fish

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Date- 3rd October

Time- 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Holiday Inn

 

6. India Shopping Expo 2019

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Date- 4th – 6th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue- B. M. Birla Auditorium

 

7. The Urban Thaat

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Date- 4th – 5th Oct

Time- 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue- Hilton, Hawa Sadak, Jaipur

8. Dahleez Diwali Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 9th – 10th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Fort Lounge, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Adinath Nagar, Jaipur

 

9. Lagan Mandap Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 10th – 11th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Holiday Inn, Jaipur City Centre, Jaipur

10. Desi Bazaar: Indian Designer Haat Bazaar with Festive Vibes

 

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Date- 10th – 11th October

Time- 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Venue- Bhatia Bhawan Jaipur

11. Hidden Treasures Winter Festive Edit

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Date- 11th – 12th October

Time- 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Diggi Palace

12. Shimmer- Diwali Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 12th – 13th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Sarovar portico

 

13. Blooming Tassels

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Date- 14th – 15th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Bais Godown, opp godown no.5, Jaipur

14. The Luxury Living

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Date- 15th – 16th Oct

Time- 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Venue- Holiday Inn Jaipur city centre, Sardar Patel Road

15. Labels Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 17th – 18th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Grand Uniara

16. The Royale Flea

 

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Date- 17th – 20th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 09:30 PM

Venue- Barwada House, Jacob Road, Ajmer Road, Civil Lines

 

17. City Flea | City Shor

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Date- 18th – 19th October

Time- 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Home Café By Mr. Beans

 

18. Patola Bandhej- Banarasi Diwali Exhibition

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Date- 18th – 20th October

Time- 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Venue- KK Square, Prithviraj Road, C-Scheme

19. Numaish Premium Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 19th – 20th Oct

Time- 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Venue- Hotel Royal Orchid, Tonk Road

 

20. DOR – A Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

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Date- 19th – 20th October

Time- 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue- Gulabi Nagari, Bani Park

 

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Jaipur · Music Festival

Best Music events to experience this October|Jaipur Beat

“The earth has music for those who listen”- Shakespeare

Jaipur has seen many aesthetic music shows from folk music to rock concerts and Jaipurites seem to love it. The month of October is packed with exciting events, festivals and of course music. So, gear up people and experience the beats drift into your ears in our very own city. Check out the musical bucket list-

  1. The Vintage Years-3

A special evening for our elders. On the occasion of International Day for Elders, Jaipur will witness the re-creation of O.P Nayyar’s mesmerising Music. The members of Super-60s Club will present the gripping Duets of the Songs composed by the magic Weaver O.P Nayyar.

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When- 1st October

Where-Maharana Pratap Auditorium

 

2. Rajasthan Kabir Yatra 2019

Rajasthan Kabir Yatra is a travelling folk music festival which will journey over 6 days in and around the Jaipur & Shekhawati regions from October 2-6, 2019. The opening event will be held in Jaipur on 2nd October.

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When- 2nd – 6th October

Where-Jawahar Kala Kendra

 

3. Gandhi Utsav

Celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Bapu, the Gandhi Utsav is a festival bringing painters, musicians, folk instrumentalists etc together on one platform to present their art form’s unique link with Bapu.

Relive Bapu with devotional music, art, paintings by world-renowned artists.

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When- 2nd – 9th October

Where- Central Park

 

 4. Raymond MTV India Music Summit 2019

India Music Summit which started in 2017 is a congregation of music lovers and musicians who come together not just to listen to but to engage with music. The Summit is a deep dive, going beyond the surface offering an immersive and incredible musical journey to all music aficionados.

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When-4th-6th October

Where- Fairmont Hotel

 

5. Ananya Birla India Tour 2019 | Jaipur

Ananya has announced her tour across five cities in October 2019, coinciding with the launch of her latest single ‘Day Goes By’ and guess what she will be performing in Jaipur as well. So consider yourself lucky if you get there!

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When- 5th October

Where- Asteria, Jaipur

 

6. TaBlu Music Fest

Celebrating its anniversary Tablu Music Fest is back again with Madboy Mink and Astitva.

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When-11th & 12th October

Where- Hotel Clarks Amer

 

7. Awaaz Studio Festival

Let’s celebrate local art, with artists, performers, craftsmen & good folks. They are mixing music, poetry, crafts, culture, desserts, conversations, laughter, and happy vibes. Pop-up souk and F&B zone to add aroma to this fest.

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When- 12th October

Where- Birla Auditorium

 

8. Gaana Crossblade Music Festival | Jaipur

A supermassive PUNJABI MUSIC FESTIVAL spanning over 2 days to bring alive the ethos of PUNJABI culture through a combination of music genres.

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When- 19th & 20th October

Where- JECC, Jaipur

 

9. Supermoon ft. Prateek Kuhad Winter Tour 2019 – Jaipur

Hosting the India leg of Prateek Kuhad Winter Tour, Supermoon is all saddled up to venture into the world of music. Are you excited yet?!

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When- 20th October

Where- Nirmala Auditorium

 

10. Soul Connect 

Soul Connect is a temple music revival series. Through this, we recreate Morning Ragas as a contemporary cultural phenomenon, tracing authentic Indian performing art and artists. It is an hour-long music session at historical (often forgotten) temples in the city, one Sunday a month.

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When- Every Sunday

Where- Brijraj Bihari Temple

 

Thanks so much for reading everyone!  This was really interesting to put together about the best music events happening in Jaipur. Now, can’t wait to experience this October!

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