- Dabirul Islam Choudhury, a 100-year-old man, has raised £60,000 (N28,907,076) after he set out to just raise £1000 (N481,657.80) by walking 100 laps in his garden
- What makes his fundraising charity against coronavirus worthwhile is that he is doing it during Ramadan fasting
- Dabirul said his idea was very inspired by Colonel Tom Moore who broke Guinness World Records for raising a £32million (N15,412,614,400) for NHS
A 100-year-old man, Dabirul Islam Choudhury, has shown one of the core virtues of Ramadan as he helped raise the sum of £60,000 (N28,907,076) for the fight against coronavirus.
He did so by setting to walk 100 laps of his garden as he fasts for Ramadan. He was inspired to do so after he saw the feat Colonel Tom Moore did by raising £32 million (N15,412,614,400) for NHS, Metro reports.
Though Dabirul set out to raise £1,000 (N481,657.80), he surpassed that just hours after he started on Sunday, March 26. He said that he will continue raising money until the end of the holy fasting season.
It should be noted that the centenarian has been part of many fundraising projects over the years and may not be handing off them as confirmed by his son, Antique Choudhury.
“When we started, we started at a small pace but he’s been increasing his number of laps he’s doing. The problem we have is that we have to try and stop him because he wants to carry on,” his son said.
Antique said that his father’s fundraising will be going to vulnerable people in places like Bangladesh who rely on their daily earning not to go hungry.
The money from the charity will be coordinated by the Ramadan Family Commitment (RFC) Covid-19 crisis initiative, a programme managed by the British-Bangladeshi television, Channel S.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has responded to the plight of the masses during this Covid-19 lockdown as she donated food items to religious groups.
The donation was made known on Twitter by a Nigerian named Jaafar Umar Abba. Among the items were bags of rice and sugar.
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The donation was made on Monday and Tuesday, May 4 and 5 through her representative, Dr Hajo Sani, the senior special assistant to the president on women affairs.
The Christian Association of Nigeria, Abuja branch, and the Catholic Church in the FCT were the first beneficiaries of the items.
Dame Pauline K Tallen, the minister of women affairs, was present during the palliative presentation on Monday, May 4.
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