Have you ever wondered what happens to the order you cancel on Zomato or Swiggy?
Well, restaurants give away the food to the delivery guy. While many opt to eat it or sell again earning extra profit, a few others like Pathikrit Saha decide to do something more.
Fondly known as ‘Roll Kaku’ (uncle) among a group of street children, this Zomato executive Pathikrit Saha delivers canceled food orders to underprivileged kids in and around Kolkata, putting a smile on their faces.
While this is commendable on its own, Pathikrit’s good deeds don’t stop here.
"I wanted to look for a long term solution to make these children happy and independent," he says.
Saha who used to work with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, quit his job to dedicate all his energy to the benefit of underprivileged kids.
The number of kids who joined his classes started steadily rising.
Over time, Saha had to look for another job to sustain his family and he applied to be a delivery executive with Zomato. Little did he know that this job would help him more with his noble initiative of supporting street kids.
Knowing that evening classes is only a beginning, Pathikrit started working towards enrolling the children in a government school. He started spreading awareness about them and requested donations for stationery, books, bags, uniforms and so on.
Besides arranging food, he also provides books, stationery, clothes to the needy and teaches them.
"Until now we have admitted 19 students in primary schools. And have 39 registered students who attend our classes every day," he says.
What he needs funds for,
To take his initiative further, Pathikrit needs your help to build a classroom for these children.
He can be seen teaching kids under a tree, on a railway platform, or under a metro bridge, anywhere he finds a spot for these kids.
"My dream is to build a classroom for these kids, and regularly feed them and other underprivileged kids around Kolkata, 3 times a day."