People wait for their turn for food at Khula Manch in Kathmandu. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: The open area feeding program being organized by volunteers for the poor and needy will stop from coming November 17.
Considering health hazards, the possibility of infection, and the need to protect human rights, the initiative will, however, continue within a closed structure.
A decision to this end was taken following a discussion held between the Kathmandu metropolitan city and the volunteers organizing the free meal program, according to Hamro Team Nepal coordinator Bimal Pant.
Accordingly, accommodation and food has been arrested for the poor and helpless, and physically challenged at the Manav Sewa Ashram, run by the KMC. For this, the concerned ward or the Ashram can be contacted.
Chairperson of the Ashram Ramji Adhikari said the Ashram was ready to provide the support needed for the street people.
Meanwhile, the KMC has issued a notice requested all the social organizations involved in feeding the poor to do so within closed structures. For this, the KMC and the concerned Ward will provide all necessary support.