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Shakib Takes Rice Bucket Challenge

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Update: 2014-09-02 12:13:00
Shakib Takes Rice Bucket Challenge

DHAKA: Bangladesh all rounder Shakib Al Hasan took the Rice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday and nominated his all facebook friends to dare it.

However, Shakib also posted a photo of the challenge around 9:30pm on his own facebook page and thanked the man who nominated him.

Earlier, Arif R Hossain, co-founder of Aamrai Bangladesh, a socio-cultural community, challenged the all rounder with other nine persons to help a poor with a bucket (or packet) of rice each.

From then on, the challenge, is going viral on social media, involves donating a bucket of rice to someone in need and clicking a picture to share online, with a tag #RiceBucketChallenge, to raise awareness.

It is said that the challenge was started by a 38-year-old Indian journalist, Manju Latha Kalanidhi, in the southern city of Hyderabad.

However, the famous "ice bucket" challenge inspired these people to follow suit, but with a twist - replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country's vast population of poor, hungry people. 

Nevertheless, Shakib Al Hasan, about the ‘Rice Bucket Challenge’, said that it’s a good idea to help the unfortunate families who are living in poverty.

“I accepted the challenge and I nominee all my facebook friends and fans hopefully you guys will accept my challenge,” he added.

BDST: 2214 HRS, SEP 02, 2014

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