by BIS Correspondent
MUMBAI, DEC 27, 2016: As an ongoing movement on fighting for food rights of people from marginalised sections of the society, Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) helped 30 poor families from the slums of city of Mumbai procure ration cards.
A core activity of the DBDS has been to ensure that adequate food is made available to every family. To meet this goal, the organisation has worked on the food security act of India, particularly Article 21 and 47, which guarantees the fundamental right to life to all persons and contains within it the right to live with human dignity, which includes the right to adequate food and nutrition.
The official distribution of the ration cards was held at the Don Bosco Provincial House building in Matunga. Belote, a ration officer and Sonewane, the assistant ration officer from 31-E ration office were the chief guests for the programme.
Addressing the gathering, Father Rolvin D'Mello, executive director- DBDS, stressed on building partnerships between the public and ration office. He said that food being the basic need should be accessible to everyone in adequate quantity.
All the families which had received their ration card were present. Belote and Sonewane praised the work done by DBDS and extended their full co-operation in fighting for the cause of food security.
This powerful success story marks a paradigm shift in the approach adopted by Don Bosco organisations that have expanded their scope of work from a charity model to right's based approach.