Man who quit studies due to lack of money now donates to print textbooks
Kozhikode: A farmer who was forced to quit his studies halfway as he couldn't buy textbooks due to financial crunch years back, has now donated money to print textbooks for tribal students. Kozhikode Feroke native C. K. Narayana Panicker (89) contributed Rs 40,000 for the education of tribal students in Idukki.
The fund is for printing the textbook ‘Idamalakkudi Gothra Padavali’ in Muthuvan tribal language for the students of Government Tribal LP School in Idamalakkudi in Idukki. Idamalakkudi is the only tribal panchayat in Kerala.
Mathrubhumi daily had published a news that financial assistance is required to print the manuscript of the text. As Muthuvan tribal language has no script, the book was written in Malayalam script. Narayana Panicker happened to notice the news and arrived at Mathrubhumi office offering help.
Mathrubhumi Joint Managing Editor P. V. Nidhish received the amount from Narayana Panicker in the presence of Executive Editor P. I. Rajeev and Deputy Editor V. Raveendranath.
The amount will be handed over to Idamalakkudi Government Tribal LP School Headmaster R. Ravichandran. The headmaster expressed gratitude to Narayana Panicker on behalf of the children and the tribal people.
Earlier also, Narayana Panicker had extended helping hand to many people following Mathrubhumi news reports. He had helped cancer patients who suffered financial problems and a Varappuzha native whose tongue was bitten off by stray dogs.