House, marriage invites washed away; yet Rajan from Meppadi hoping against hope
Meppadi: Rajan, a native of Puthumala, had dreamt to conduct the marriage of his elder daughter at Chamundeswary Devi temple on September 15. However, deluge overturned all his plans and dreams.
The flood brandished everything including the temple and invitation cards. Now he is worried about his daughter’s marriage.
Rajan had plans to make the event a grand occasion with his meagre earnings from daily labour. He applied for a loan from Kudumbashree and booked ornaments at a jewellery shop. He had also arranged to paint the house and for furniture works of the house. But, now he has no safe house in Puthumala. It was badly damaged in the deluge.
As his wife Sreeja and daughters Divya and Deepa had moved out of the house fearing landslide, they could save their lives. The way to their house is now blocked with mud and debris.
Rajan and family took refuge in the house of his friend at Kalpetta. Sajith, fiancé of Rajan’s daughter, will reach Kerala from Gulf on September 1 for the marriage. Both families have now decided to hold the marriage at Mariayamman temple in Meppadi avoiding luxuries.
However, Rajan as a father of the bride wished his daughter should go happily. At this point, Rajan is helpless and is seeking help.