In a noble gesture, people in Assam’s Udalguri have started feeding stray animals in their localities. 

Notable businessmen Ajit Das and social worker Jintu Pathak have taken up the herculean task of feeding stray dogs in Tangla town of Udalguri district. 

“The stray dogs are starving to death as the hotels, restaurants are closed due to COVID-19 curfew. So, we have prepared khichdi for the stray animals and feed nearly 40-50 stray dogs across Tangla town of Udalguri district daily” said social worker – Jintu Pathak.  

“I run a hotel and as the hotels and restaurants are close now the stray dogs are not getting food, so we have decided to go for a feeding drive and inspire others to come forward and feed the stray animals in their localities,” said businessmen Ajit Das. 

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Another 22-year-old youth, Wajid Khan said that he hasn’t skipped even a day feeding the stray dogs in his locality.  

“Earlier, I was the only one stepping out of my home in the evenings to feed around 10 dogs in my locality. While it is not right to go around the town during curfew, we can at least feed the stray animals in our own neighbourhood,” he said. 

Shajid Khan

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