Wadakkanchery: A college girl has set a good example by handing over the financial assistance she received for higher studies to a cancer patient who requires more help. Rakhi, a student of Thrissur Kerala Varma College stunned everyone who attended the programme with her kind act.
Rakhi was honoured by Kiraloor Thanal community for securing A Plus grade in all subjects in Plus Two exam last year. This time, the community decided to provide her Rs 6000 for helping with her graduation.
During the programme, Rakhi came to know about artist Manu Kurumali who struggles with cancer. The speakers at the event mentioned about Manu in their speech. She realised that Manu was in more need and hence decided to help him.
Rakhi handed over the amount to Veloor panchayat president Shirley Dileepkumar to contribute the money to the relief fund formed by Veloor panchayat members and locals for Manu’s treatment. All who attended the event were stunned to see Rakhi’s act. Rakhi’s father and brother have passed away and her only resort is her mother.
Artist Manu has been living under poor circumstances. He had to discontinue studies after the death of his father. Manu was diagnosed with cancer by the time he started building his career in art. He underwent a surgery two years back, but his left side is paralysed. Two months ago, a growth was detected in his brain.
Manu’s family consists of his aged mother, pregnant wife and a two-year-old daughter. All of them are dependent on him. Presently, he is under treatment in medical college and is waiting for kind souls to help with the treatment. Knowing this plight from the organisers of the event, Rakhi donated her scholarship amount for Manu’s treatment.