Couple in Maharashtra avoids wedding celebration, donates money to Covid-19 patients

At a time when the nation is faced with a terrible health crisis, citizens across India are doing their bit to extend a helping hand to those in need. The worst affected by the nationwide lockdown are homeless people and daily wage workers, who migrate to big cities from their home towns in search of jobs, are now fighting against hunger.

a Catholic couple emerged as a real hero for poor and migrant workers amid nationwide shutdown. The couple donated money that they had saved up for their wedding reception to buy 50 beds, blankets, sheets as well as oxygen cylinders for a quarantine center.

Recently, Eric Lobo, 28, and Merlin Tuscano, 27, tied the knot wearing masks in the presence of family members. They decided to give away their savings to the quarantine centre instead of spending on the wedding reception. The two not only made the city proud but also made India proud as well.

It makes us feel proud when we see selfless people, who, without even caring for their own life, sprung into action to give a helping hand to the sufferers.

“With the pandemic raging, a covid care centre is the need of the hour. We are glad the money saved from our wedding has been put to good use,” said Eric.

“From community kitchens to arranging trains for migrants, we pitched in wherever we could. When it came to making a personal contribution, proper Covid centre for rural Vasai seemed the best decision,” said Merlin.

Thanks to this beautiful couple who stepped in at the right place and at the right time on the ground and helped to bring some good optimism to an otherwise serious situation.

Eric said, “In our district, quarantine centres have problems; in particular, there are no beds. So, with Merlin we decided to do something. We have a firm that promotes events; supporting the Satpala centre became a priority for us.”

It is worth mentioning that this is not a little contribution to society in the time of crisis. This unexpected contribution will give a sigh of relief to coronavirus affected people.

The couple deserves all appreciation. The country is proud of them for their significant contribution. Hats off to them!

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.