Free of bias and prejudice, innocent children sometimes show compassion that surpasses even that of adults.
In a heart-warming gesture, class 2 students of a private school in Rajasthan pooled the money from their piggy banks to buy a wheelchair for an underprivileged differently abled girl.
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According to a report by Hindustan Times, Usha, a 10-year-old girl studying in a government school in Harkewala village in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district, visited Stepping Stone English Modern School for a function. Usha, whose father is an agricultural labourer, is deaf and mute and cannot walk properly.
Khyati, a class 2 student of the school observed Usha struggle even to take a single step. Moved by her pain, she told her grandfather about the incident later after school and inquired why she wasn’t able to walk properly. Her grandfather, a retired Ayurvedic doctor, talked to her about different disabilities and how some people are not able to afford medical care. He also suggested that if Khyati wanted, she could help the differently abled girl by using money from her piggy bank.
Khyati not only agreed to help the girl, but she also asked 25-30 of her classmates if they would like to help Usha too. All the students in her class were more than happy to help and everyone pitched in. With contributions ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 1,000, they all managed to collect enough money to buy a wheelchair. After coming to know about their efforts, the school administration also donated some money for the cause and Usha got a wheelchair.
“We were happy to see the kids pooling their pocket money for a noble cause. So we made a small contribution too,” said the school’s director Vikas Sharma.