Some people are so poor financially but are certainly rich by heart. It doesn’t matter what you have in your bank account and all that matters is what you have in your heart. In a heart-touching gesture, Nandini Sharma donated the entire savings to Pulwama martyrs’ families after her death.
The trustees of an ‘old woman beggar in Ajmer’, who passed away in August 2018, have fulfilled her ‘last wish’ by donating her entire savings worth Rs 6.61 lakh to the martyrs of Pulwama attack. The deceased woman identified as Nandini Sharma had left behind a ‘wish’ that her savings to be used for the nation and for the society.
Sharma saved the whole amount by begging outside ‘Ambe Mata Temple’ at Bajrangarh in Ajmer. It has been said that she developed a good habit of depositing the money every day in the bank and had nominated two trustees to protect her account post her death.
The trustees just waited for the perfect opportunity to donate the entire amount since the time of her death. After the Pulwama attack, they showed heartfelt sympathy to the victims of the war and decided to donate the money to the martyrs’ families of Pulwama attack.
“The trustees came to the district administration office on Wednesday and expressed their desire to donate money to the chief minister relief fund for the attack victims.
The legal cell completed the formalities following which, the amount was accepted and a certificate was issued to them,” said Ajmer collector Vishwa Mohan Sharma.
“Despite the fact that her savings came from begging, she wanted it to be of some use to the country and hence, we considered it best to be used for the kin of the CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama attack,” said Sandeep Gaur, one of the trustees.
The news went viral among the devotees at the temple who held prayers for her soul. “The devotees have always treated her with respect and donated alms along with food and clothes. Those who were regular to the temple were aware of her habit of depositing the money collected,” said one of the priests at the temple.
May her soul Rest in Peace!
(This article was Originally Published In The Times Of India)