by Prof. Narendra Nayak
Mangalore, April 29, 2011: The write up about the home for the HIV positive children published in Mangalore Today tugged strings in the hearts of many, many people we have had donations from people from all over the world and when A.S.Vijetha, an engineer with the ANZ Operations and technology read about it, she decided to spend her whole vacation with these children.
She came to Mangalore on the 27th April and the first thing she did was to go to the house where these children were lodged and give them sweets, samosas and many other things needed for them. Dr.Yashwanth Nayak a general practitioner was so moved by their story that he sponsored some vessels for them. Dolly Koshy was so moved that she spent an amount toe spent on them. Vibhor Nayak , an oil technologist donated a generous amount from his first salary for them.
When the staff of the home told Vijetha that some of the children needed footwear, she wanted to buy for all of them that because she did not want to discriminate between them. So, we contacted a local reputed foot wear shop to provide them that and that Vijetha would pay for them. The children were brought in the vehicle of the home to the shop where we served them with hot fried stuff fresh from the kadai. They were delighted to wear the new foot wear and almost every one packed their old ones into the bag provided and went back wearing the new ones! The owner of the shop Mr. Alwyn Rosario was so much moved that the generous discount that he offered made it look as if the shoes were being given free. But the amount cannot be mentioned as he forbade us from doing so. The children went back happily to their home.
A very short love story
A and B are engaged to be married in June/July, date not yet fixed. A sends an amount as present to B. B sees that the children of a lesser god need a refrigerator as the existing one is in bad condition.
B decides to present a refrigerator with the amount. C is a repairer who has quite a few good ones in his stock. He decides to give it to them for the acquisition price free delivery to premises. End of the story.
The picture is that of the refrigerator as the concerned people do not want any publicity- just motivate others to do something for these little ones.
The short story ends happily with delivering a refrigerator to the children of a lesser god
Refrigerator Delivered to the kids.
Sorry that I cannot show the joy on their faces. They need a washing machine. Not a sophisticated one but a large tub semiautomatic one. Any givers?