Up to date: Dec 09, 2019 09:02 IST
New Delhi [India], Dec 8 (ANI): It’s a uncommon dream which has come true for Suman, 6, and Shubham, 9, residents of a village in Bihar’s Vaishali, who’re present process remedy for polio at a hospital in Kolkata.
Their father Shashi Bhusan Mahto, from Magarhatta village in Vaishali’s Hajipur, does not personal any land. He drives an E-rickshaw for incomes mere Rs 300-400 per day to satisfy his household’s naked minimal primary wants. Therefore, affording his youngsters’s remedy in Kolkata was a subsequent to the not possible proposition for him.
The brother-sister duo is amongst 69 ‘Divyang’ or specially-abled children, who’ve been adopted by Minister of State for Dwelling Affair Nityanand Rai and 15 others together with Satyajit Kumar, Sharad Agarwal, Chandan Kumar, on the 69th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this 12 months.
Opposite to what’s usually recognized with politics, they’ve proved that politics might not all the time be about grabbing energy and indulging in a confrontation with opponents, however to reaching out to the needy in essentially the most humane method.
Mahto remembers how his youngsters weren’t solely adopted however had been additionally promised to handle the woman’s marriage.
“Each youngsters are struggling the issues proper from their start. We acquired them handled from docs in Patna … PGI, Lucknow. However there was no enchancment. Our earnings is little and medical bills are an excessive amount of,” says Mahto.
Most of the youngsters adopted by Rai and the opposite individuals are affected by polio. Others are blind. A couple of of them can’t stroll, whereas a few of them are affected by psychological sickness.
“I used to be informed that the Minister will undertake disabled youngsters under 10 years of age. So we went there and stuffed the shape. We acquired to know that we had been chosen. It gave us a ray of hope. The Minister took us to Kolkata and remedy is being accomplished there,” he provides.
Mahto informs that his son has been referred to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He and his spouse, Soni Devi, are actually hopeful that their youngsters will probably be cured.
“I felt pained when these two could not stroll. It has given us hope that our youngsters will probably be fantastic. He’s like God for us,” says Soni Devi in gratitude.
In reality, month-to-month remuneration of Rs 3,000 will even be offered to the adopted youngsters. The quantity will probably be credited into the checking account of their dad and mom. For the woman youngsters, preparations until their marriage will probably be made.
Vishal Mallik, one other resident of Hajipur, was capable of stroll until he turned one however now at 11 years of age he’s crippled with polio.
Mallik’s father, who had fallen prey to alcoholism, is not any extra and their family runs on the meagre earnings of his brother Santosh Kumar Mallik, a labourer.
They dwell in a home offered underneath a government-run scheme. Vishal was taken to Kolkata the place the docs suggested him to endure an operation.
His mom, Saraswati Devi, says: “We acquired him handled at a number of locations. Finally, Nityanand Rai took him to Kolkata. The physician stated he will probably be fantastic however must endure an operation.”
A visibly blissful Saraswati thanked the minister for his gesture.
Six-year-old Shivam Kumar’s world is rather less vibrant than different youngsters of his age as he has no imaginative and prescient in his left eye.
His father Laldev Paswan, a resident of Hajipur, works as a each day wager. Shivam’s dad and mom are hopeful that he’ll get effectively quickly.
“We are going to all the time be grateful to the minister if our boy is ready to see once more,” stated his emotional mom.
Due to the efforts of the Union Minister and his staff, they’ve ensured that from training to remedy, these adopted youngsters won’t transfer for the pillar to publish for any assist, as they’ve taken up the accountability to see these youngsters develop with all happiness. (ANI)
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