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The Great Mumbai Dabbawala Sham
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 15, 2013 | Sneha May Francis

Posted on 06/15/2013 6:34:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Video of the 'share your dabba' campaign was not done in collaboration with the Mumbai Dabbawalas as promised on clip

“While 1.6 million people in Mumbai enjoy their lunch today, 200,000 children on the streets will go hungry,” starts a video that went viral on the social media just a few weeks ago.

Apart from throwing light to some shocking statistics about the hungry, the video highlighted a new campaign that supposedly ensured that the street kids on the streets of Mumbai would not go hungry again. Only because left-over food from Tiffins could be shared with them.

Images of street-kids, sitting huddled together, as the iconic Mumbai dabbawalas handed them steel tiffin boxes that indicated a ‘share sticker’ was surely noble and melted many hearts, in India and abroad.

Everyone, who was anyone, on the facebook circuit shared the video clip of this unique ‘Share My Dabba’ campaign on their timeline, and had some great things to say about it.

The official facebook page (Share My Dabba) recorded 12,266 likes.

“The initiative is a non-profit collaboration between Happy Life Welfare Society”.

So great was its impact that today, the YouTube video clocks a whopping 329,551 views.


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