Big Bazaar in Lake Mall continued the popular Rice Bucket Challenge well into February. Altogether 75.7 Kg of rice (20 Kg of Basmati rice & 55.7 Kg of ordinary rice) was donated by customers, the cost of which would be INR 3230 and INR 1792 respectively. Apart from that, INR 11,185 was collected from the 15 Hope donation boxes located at the cash counters. The rice was sent over to Ashirbad Boys' home, as boys from Ashirbad had attended the inauguration programme.
The closing ceremony on Wednesday, 18th February, was presided over by Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director, Hope Kolkata Foundation.