News from Kerala, the area that has been ravaged by heavy rainfall: The rain has lessened, the flood waters are receding and Kerala is slowly trying to get back on its feet. The memories of this natural calamity will stay with the affected for life but they will also fondly remember all those who reached out and helped them survive:
- the Kerala Government and administration,
- the Indian Forces and the police,
- the fisherman who helped in rescue,
- the doctors who worked round the clock giving medical assistance,
- the volunteers at relief camps providing food, shelter and other amenities;
The list of all those who helped is endless!
These are the stories that touched our hearts the most – those of children doing what they could to help:
- 8-year-old S. Anupriya from Tamil Nadu had been saving up for nearly 4 years to buy a bicycle. However, the suffering of the people in Kerala made her cancel that plan and donate all her savings amounting to ₹9000 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Recognising her kind gesture, Hero Cycles gifted a brand new bicycle to Anupriya.
Read the full story at The Hindu.
2. Based in Kochi, siblings Haroon and Diya and been saving up for the past 2 years to buy a new study table. On seeing their parents donating clothes and other materials to relief camps, they decided to donate their entire savings of ₹2210 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Read the full story at News18.
3. Pranathi Vivek lives miles away in Dubai, but that has not stopped her from doing her bit to help. Her family is from Kerala, and she wanted to help. She donated her birthday gift, a cake made out of a half kilogram of gold and worth ₹19 lakhs towards the Chief Ministers’ Relief Fund.
Read the full story at The Hindustan Times.
4. Siblings Swaha (Class 11) and Brahma (Class 9) have decided to donate one acre plot of land that their father, a farmer had kept aside for their future. They said that this was a ‘small donation’ from their side to help the victims of the natural calamity.
Read the full story at The Hindu .
We’re so proud of these young ones with such big hearts! Write in and tell us what you think of their efforts and of others you might know about, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by: Preetika Soni. Preetika is a freelance content writer and transcriptionist. Her interests are photography, crochet, and finding answers for her 3 year old son’s ‘But Why’ questions.