An 11-year old boy in Kerala had never been to a school.
Sudheesh, a resident of Parithippatta Kalakkunnu colony in Nilambur, lost his father in an accident, closely followed by the demise of his brother when a tree fell on their hut.
The incident also resulted in his mother sustaining grave injuries.
Though his mother recuperated, Sudheesh’s studies had gotten delayed over time and a point came when he was denied admission in schools because of his age.
Fortunately, opportunity presented itself in the form of MT Pramod, who was the Kalikavu Sub Inspector (SI).
Upon learning Sudheesh’s story, he intervened and got him admission at the local government LP (Lower Primary) school.
Things work in weird ways. It could be that the idea of going to school scared Sudheesh as he resisted all attempts by the local police to send him to one.
Finally, he decided to accept their demand but only on one condition: that he should be given a bicycle to ride to school.
And the SI kept his promise. He bought him one.
Thanks to the SI who went out of his way to help a child receive something he was missing out on, Sudheesh will now go to school and receive his first lessons.
This is not the first time that the Kalikavu police department has initiated such an appreciable act. Previously, they had gotten eight other children enrolled in school.
Featured image inset courtesy: Mathrubhumi.
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