Three little best friends from Maradu flats meet on Children’s Day eve
Kochi: The three little ‘anonymous’ friends, who drew a picture on the wall of one of the flats in Maradu set for demolition and melt the hearts of viewers, met again on the eve of Children’s Day. The twin girls Trisha and Sreya and their friend Saniya were living in neighbouring flats in Holyfaith H2O apartments, one of the flat complexes which the Supreme Court ordered to demolish for violating Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Act.
“We drew the picture thinking no one would see it. But the whole world came to know about it in a single day,” the girls said laughing out loud. They were living on the fourth floor of the apartment. While evicting the flat as per court order, they drew a picture of themselves on the veranda wall.
‘Mathrubhumi’ reported it under the title ‘Ivideyundayirunnu Njangal, Ee Uduppinullil Oru Hridayavum’ (We were here, and this top actually has a heart). After this, many a people contacted them and consoled. It has been more than a month since they got separated.
Trisha and Sreya are daughters of doctor couple Anandakumar and Deepa. Saniya is daughter of Adv. Piyush and Bindu. Anandakumar and family shifted to a house in Maradu itself, while Piyush and family moved to a flat near Marine Drive which is many kilometres away. Trisha and Sreya are class 9 students of Maradu Gregorian School and Saniya studies in class 9 in Vyttila Toc-H School.
After moving to different places, Saniya gave a surprise visit to her twin friends one day. Then they met on the day before Children’s Day. They keep calling each other and sharing everything. They said that they drew the picture because no one is likely to see it as all are shifting from the flats.
“It was fun in the evenings with badminton, cycling, karate practice and swimming. Now everything came to an end,” they said. Trisha and Sreya said that they rarely get out of home after school time. Though Saniya moved to another flat, she is yet to make new friends.
The trio have never visited the old flat after they left. They only catch glimpses of the building while passing by. As its walls are already demolished, it looks like a skeleton now. The courtyards are filled with concrete remnants. When they were told that the flats will be demolished completely within two months, the three little friends remained silent.