For little children Vijetha (10) and Vidath (9), former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is a saviour. Bewildered children were not sure whether they will be able to continue their schooling ..." />
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Kumaraswamy plays the saviour for a family in distress

Kumaraswamy plays the saviour for a family in distress


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Mangalore, November 29: For little children Vijetha (10) and Vidath (9), former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is a saviour. Bewildered children were not sure whether they will be able to continue their schooling as their only breadwinner has been bed-ridden.


HDK plays the saviour for a family in distress

 

HDK plays the saviour for a family in distress

 

HDK plays the saviour for a family in distress

 

HDK plays the saviour for a family in distress

 

HDK plays the saviour for a family in distress


It was sigh of relief for the children, when Kumaraswamy lent a helping hand on Sunday.


Vijetha and Vidath had lost their father Manjunath Rai four years ago. Mother Vijayalakshmi was looking after them in their shanty like house at Kalmada in Sullia.


Vijayalakshmi, a coolie labourer, was struggling to meet both ends at home and also to send children to school but things changed for worse when her both legs were paralysed as a result of a fall when she was working about a month ago.


Unfortunate 10-year-old girl Vijetha was then forced to abandon school and take the burden of the family on her own shoulder.


Vijetha, even today rolls about 200 beedis to feed her family of three. Like a dutiful daughter she gives medicines to her mother regularly and massages her mom’s body everyday.


While the pangs of running a family at a tender age was obvious on her face, there came a silver lining in form of Kumaraswamy on Sunday. HDK has taken the responsibility of providing monetary aid to the family.


Kumaraswamy, who came to know about the woes of the family, made all arrangements to provide treatment to Vijayalakshmi at A J Hospital in the City. Kumaraswamy met Vijayalakshi at the hospital and promised financial support.


HDK’s promises

Kumaraswamy told reporters that he has already handed over Rs 50,000 to meet the medical expenses of Vijayalakshmi.


“It may take about two months for the lady to recover from the illness. Doctors are doing their best to heal her. However, doctors are not sure whether Vijayalakshmi will be able to go for work after the recovery. Hence, I have decided to take the responsibility of the family,” Kumaraswamy said.


He said that he had already spoken to the Deputy Commissioner Subodh Yadav. “The district administration has agreed to pay Rs 40,000. The hospital authorities have agreed to waive all service charges and bed charges,” he said.


A bank account has been opened and Rs 2,000 - 3,000 will be deposited in the account every month, he said adding that all arrangements will be made to send the children to school.


While Vijetha suffer from epilepsy, Vidath has problems in his eyesight, Kumaraswamy said adding that the hospital authorities have been asked to provide treatment to children too.
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