Source: Amar Ujala (11-Jan-2019)
Davinder Singh, a hot seat contestant on ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati,’ winning Rs 6.4 lakh meant taking his ‘Aap Ki Rasoi’ initiative to feed the needy, a step further.
Singh running a kitchen out of his Innova car to feed meals to the underprivileged every Saturday for just Rs 5. And after his win on Big B’s show, he organised another free meal drive for the needy.Singh, a computer engineer, spoke about his initiative ‘Aap Ki Rasoi’ on the show saying he charges a paltry sum for those who shy away from charity while those who can’t afford the Rs 5 get to eat for free.As a child, he would watch the elderly being taken care of in gurudwaras. This helped him understand how serving food to the hungry was a form of service.
Speaking to Big B, Davinder revealed how, while working with Infosys, in Pune, he would often carry food for kids at the Saraswati Orphanage. One incident that particularly shook him was the death of two children due to starvation in Delhi in 2006.
He began to think about ways to help not just the distressed and hungry children but also people from economically-weaker sections. His older brother Gurvinder Singh, his parents–Satnam Kaur and Manmohan Singh, wife Navneet Kaur and friend Karna, came forward to help him conceptualise and execute ‘Aap Ki Rasoi’. The sole idea of which was to feed the hungry on the streets of the city at a meagre price of Rs 5.
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