Sub collector requests help on Facebook; students get financial aid
Munnar: Devikulam sub collector S Prem Krishnan turned a social media star overnight with his noble gesture. In December last week, the sub collector took to his Facebook page appealing to the public to raise financial aid for two students. His post got wide response and he was successful in helping the students.
The father of an engineering student from Munnar visited the IAS official and requested to raise Rs 15,000 to pay the college fee. The next day, a student from Thiruvananthapuram phoned the sub collector and asked for Rs 6000 to pay the fee for Civil Service Coaching.
Following this, the sub collector made a Facebook post detailing the demands of the two students. As the post got wide attention, many people came forward offering financial aid to the students. After collecting the fund, the sub collector summoned the engineering student’s father to RDO office and handed over the money. He transferred the amount to the bank account of the student from Thiruvananthapuram.
Devikulam Sub collector took to Facebook page expressing gratitude to the people who made donations to help the students.
“You are awesome bros.. When all are united, the payment of the fees for the students became an easy task. Both students expressed their sincere gratitude to all,” wrote the sub collector on his Facebook.