To ensure that animals and birds get food, all-time meal (ATM) facility has been provided in various parts of the state, including six in Karnal district, where anyone can drop food for animals, who can come here and go after having their meal.
‘Momstyle food’, a Gharaunda-based NGO run by Mr. Gaurav Khurana has installed 60 ATMs (All Time Meal) in the state with the help of various NGO's, and donors. The upper part of these ATMs is being used for birds, while people can drop food in the lower part, which is easily accessible by animals be it stray dog, cattle, cat or any other.
Gaurav Khurana, the brain behind this project and founder of Momstyle food, said the idea for this initiative came to him when he was serving food to stray dogs outside his residence in Gharaunda. After this, he contacted his friends and relatives for this cause. “I formed an NGO in November and included 10 others members from the society,” said Khurana.
The first ATM was installed in Panipat, later in Karnal, Rohtak, Gharaunda and Samalkha. Earlier, the NGO spent money on these ATMs and now, some other NGOs are supporting to their cause. The cost of one iron made ATM is Rs 3,200. “We mention the name of the sponsor of the ATM at the bottom of it,” he adds.
The purpose of this NGO is to sensitise people about stray animals so that no stray animal sleeps with an empty stomach. The ATMs are installed with the consent of people of the locality so that these get food from people in the vicinity without any break. The members of the NGOs take care of these ATMs, Khurana said.
The members involved in this social cause educate people to pack their food and donate it at the ATM. The effort is visible at the ATMs, as people are coming forward and donating food regularly, he said.
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