“The Rice Bucket Challenge” Is India’s Brilliant Alternative To The Ice Bucket Challenge

The idea is to donate a bucket/bowl of rice to someone in need.

1. When the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral, Hyderabad-based journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi came up with an “Indian version for Indian needs”: the Rice Bucket Challenge

“Desi challenge for Desi needs. Cook or buy one bucket of rice/biryani and feed the needy. Tag #RiceBucketChallenge and challenge your friends,” reads the Facebook page.

2. Instructions were posted on the page:

3. The trend began catching on quickly. The Facebook page, which was created on August 24, gained 4,000 likes on its first day itself.

Don’t forget to tag your photo with #RiceBucketChallenge if you participate!

4. People are also sending monetary help.

6. BuzzFeed has reached out to the creators of the page for comment.

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Imaan Sheikh is a writer for BuzzFeed and is based in Dubai.
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