India slid to 100th rank on hunger index recently. Never mind, the country has generous citizens too. One such hero is Hyderabad’ Azhar Maqsusi, who feeds over 1000 poor people a day.
Delivering a talk on ‘Poverty Eradication Day’ at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), he expressed concern on India’s fall on global hunger index.
“It’s painful to know that so many people sleep with empty stomachs every day, and thousands die of hunger globally,” he regretted for not being able to do much.
“I believe if youth shoulder the responsibility, we can make India poverty-free in about five years”, Maqsusi assured students at the Sayyid Hamid Auditorium in Central Library of MANUU.
The 40-year old man feeds people at more than five places, including Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Aligarh, and Assam. He plans to expand his work through help from volunteers and well-wishers.
Maqsusi urged students to take out their precious time to visit poor and hungry people at any of his spots where he feeds them.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Haseebuddin Quadri reminded students of the noble quality of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) of feeding hungry people. He noted that the Quran also emphasized on spending on poor and needy.
The talk was organized by MANUU Students Union under the aegis of its president Ataullah Niazi. More than 150 students participated in the event.