Kerala floods: how people pitched in with relief work

8-year-old donates small savings to Kerala relief

Anupriya with her piggy banks.

Anupriya with her piggy banks.

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.


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