Heard of Monika Naik, who Just Won a German Honour for her Selfless Service in the Field of TB?

Monika Naik may not have cleared high school, but that did not stop her from contributing to social service in the highest way possible. Her efforts and diligence, recently, won her the German Cross of the Order of Merit.

Monika Naik may not have cleared high school, but that did not stop her from contributing to social service in the highest way possible. Her efforts and diligence, recently, won her the German Cross of the Order of Merit.

Recently, Monika Naik, secretary of the Batra St Thomas Home Welfare Society, received the prestigious German Cross of the Order of Merit, which was handed to her by the President of Germany, Joachim Gauk, himself. She received this for her relentless service in the field of Tuberculosis.

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Credit – Corecommunique

Naik was in profound disbelief when she first got the call from none other than the German Consul General Rainer Schmeidchen, in May, to inform her of this wonderful news.

“Not only caring the patients, I also go out to create awareness on TB. As the in-charge, I even need to look after the staff attendance and whether patients are getting their medicines and meal properly. It’s a huge responsibility” – Monika Nair was quoted telling The Times of India.

Naik has not cleared high school and has never been to any university, but that did not stop her from giving back to the society. Earlier in her life, she was a para-medical volunteer, but now she manages the Batra St Thomas Home Welfare Society. Her service demands nothing and is selfless beyond comparison. This win of hers stands witness to that.

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