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Beggars who cared for the Society and set a rich example | The Youth Special

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. Now let’s take a look at the beggars who donated their savings for a noble cause.

Old woman beggar who saved Rs 6.61 lakh, donated it to Martyrs’ families after her death

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!

Kerala beggar donates Rs.94 to CM’s relief fund

Kerala beggar donated Rs.94 in a bid to assist the flood-hit victims. This goes to show that he is someone who is rich by heart.

The generous person, identified as Mohanan who is a resident of Poonjar in the Kottayam district of Kerala. He stepped forward to do his bit to the Chief Minister’s relief fund. Last week, he walked over 4 kilometres to meet the former municipal chairman of Erattupetta, TM Rasheed.

When Rasheed stumbled upon him, he thought that he has come for money and he offered him Rs 20 note. The man who came in the rugged clothes first sat on the steps of Rasheed’s house and then counted the coins and then told Rasheed to donate this amount on his behalf to the CM’s relief fund as he did not know how to do it by himself.

Seeing this pleasant incident, Municipal chairman Rasheed took to the Facebook account to share the incident and ensured that Mohanan’s contribution reaches the Kerala flood relief fund.

Sharing the story he wrote, “These coins. They came in search of my house to find their place in the cm’s relief fund. This former mahout counted them and left ₹94 with me before leaving.”

Speaking to a daily, Rasheed recalled the incident and said, “Holding the coins in my hand, I couldn’t help but marvel at how big his heart was, even though an injury had derailed his entire life.”

When Kerala went through the worst calamity in a century, we saw people stepping forward to give a helping hand without even caring about themselves. Several other states in India donated money, materials, food, medicines and whatsoever required for those unfortunate sufferers. From what we can come to a firm conclusion is that humanity still exists.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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