Class 6 girl donates earnings from dance performances to poor patients
Oachira (Kollam): A class 6 student has blazed a trail by using her talent in dancing for helping the needy. Vallikunnam native Chippy is a classical dancer and she donates every penny she earns through dance performances for the treatment of poor people.
Chippy's 179th performance was held at Padanilam here on Tuesday. The remuneration was handed over to a Haripad native kidney patient. A number of charity workers had arrived to watch Chippy’s performance.
Chippy’s mission started on May 12, 2014 at Oachira Parabrahma Temple. She has performed at many venues including Sabarimala, Guruvayur, Attukal, Chettikulangara, Amritanandamayi Math and Gandhi Bhavan. The money she earned from all those performances was given for the treatment of cancer and kidney patients.
Chippy is a student of Kayamkulam Bishop Moore School. Her family did not even have a house of their own. Later, Youth Congress workers raised funds and built a small house for them. It was former chief minister Oommen Chandy who handed over the house key to the family.
The hardships never devastate Chippy as she continues with her charity works and practice of Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi dance forms. Chippy’s father Pradeep and mother Chithra also support her in the mission.
Chippy has also performed in various television channels. However, the award received from actress Manju Warrier is the most special for Chippy. Savithri is the dance teacher of Chippy.