Kerala floods: how people pitched in with relief work

Students offer one-acre land for flood relief

Siblings Brahma and Swaha.

Siblings Brahma and Swaha.  

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Father says he is proud of his children’s decision

In a humanitarian gesture to help people affected by the flooding in the State, two young siblings of Payyannur have offered to give away one acre plot from the land their father has held for them for flood relief.

The decision of Swaha and Brahma, students of Shenoy Memorial Government Higher Secondary School, to donate the one-acre land to the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund was announced in a letter written by Swaha. Children of Swargam Shanker of Mavichery at Payyannur, they offered the land for the disaster relief by terming it as a ‘small donation.’

Swaha wrote in the letter that she and her brother wanted to give a small donation to the CMDRF in the present distressful situation of the State. ‘

“The one-acre land belongs to the landholding that our farmer father holds for our future,” she wrote adding that the siblings had secured the consent of their father to donate the land for the relief of the victims of the natural calamity.

Swaha is Plus One student while Brahma is studying in Class IX.

Their father told the media that he was proud of his children for their decision and for their compassion and altruism.

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