Every penny matters in the rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts for Kerala. Anupriya, 8, a Class 2 student in Villupuram, proved this by donating her piggy bank savings.
She had been saving her pocket money for the past four years to get herself a bicycle, putting in ₹5 coins into five piggy banks, which had added up to ₹9,000. But the grim situation in Kerala motivated her to break them. “When I saw how people are suffering in Kerala, I wanted to help them, too, with my savings,” Anupriya said.
Her father, K.C. Shanmuganathan, who runs a private tutorial enterprise, said when he introduced his daughter to the idea of savings, Anupriya began collecting ₹5 coins daily from him and her mother.
The young girl’s parents immediately backed her decision and handed over a Demand Draft made for ₹9,000 in favour of the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.