Mangaluru , Nov 11, 2017: Mangaluru city Mayor Kavitha Sanil evolved into a saviour for a bride-to-be from Maroli in the city who had difficulty in mobilizing money for her wedding. Though the wedding of Anitha, a resident of Maroli, was scheduled for December 3, poverty forced her to meet the mayor and seek financial help. Anitha met the mayor and narrated her plight.
She told the Mayor that her father passed away recently and mother was bedridden with paralysis; requesting help under the unusual circumstances. Moved by the plight of Anitha, Mayor Kavitha immediately offered her Rs 5,000. She also called corporators and officials present at Mangaluru City Corporation and requested them to help Anitha by contributing money.
Within minutes, Rs 42,000 was collected. After handing over the money to Anitha, the mayor said: “It is a small effort on our part to help a poor girl who is struggling for money for her marriage.”