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'Dadi Ki Rasoi' - a Noida-based man's initiative that provides food to over 500 people every day at Rs 5
Humanity, it seems, has not vanished from the Earth's surface, as there are still people like Anoop Khanna, who believe in making a difference.

Khanna, a Noida-based social activist, started an initiative two years ago called 'Dadi Ki Rasoi' which provides food to almost 500 people every day at an affordable price of Rs 5. 

Khanna runs two such stalls in Noida serving dal, roti, rice and vegetables to the deprived. 

While talking to The Logical Indian, Anoop Khanna said, "Since my childhood, I have been involved in various social activities. My father was an active participant in the freedom struggle. He got the opportunity to work with Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. So, I was inclined to do similar kind of work." 

While his food stall near Noida's Sector 17 serves food between 10 am -11.30 am, the one located near Sector 29 caters to the poor and needy from 12 to 2 pm. 

However, the best part is that his food stalls attract people from all walks of life. Right from students, to the poor and deprived, all are seen queuing outside his shops on a daily basis. 

According to Khanna, it was his daughter who suggested the name of his food stall. He started the initiative with an investment of Rs 30,000. But with passage of time, people started donating towards his cause.

Khanna says, "Shopkeepers give me raw materials at a discounted price. Many residents donate special meals on special occasions like birthday, wedding anniversary and so on. Their support is immense." 

A compassionate Khanna, further says, "We should not beg for anything. I don't want to treat the people who are financially weak as beggars. I don't support reservation system. What we need to do is to make things economical. At the same time, no one has to bother about the quality and taste of the food." 

Khanna aims to make food, clothing and medicines accessible to the weaker sections of society at an affordable price.

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