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Acting on an Anonymous Call, Andhra Youngsters Rescue Elderly Woman Starving for 2 Months

Acting on an Anonymous Call, Andhra Youngsters Rescue Elderly Woman Starving for 2 Months

“Today morning we got a call from an unknown person about an old lady (who) is staying at a road side near BC colony from last two months without having food… So immediately we responded and we went there to see the old lady and we fed her immediately.. After that we have taken her to a Govt Hospital of Vizianagaram for treatment…,” reads a post on Charan Prasad’s Facebook page dated February 18.

Charan, whose social media profile describes him as the founder and president at the Helping Force Foundation, an organisation in Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh that helps the needy, acted on the call and reached the spot where he found the woman in an extreme state of malnourishment.

The elderly woman, who is visibly touched by the gesture, is seen with moist eyes in the photographs he shared.

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“She doesn’t have any residence or any family. Her condition is better; her health is steadily improving now,” Charan, whose good deed has earned him immense praise on social media, told The Logical Indian.

According to the 2015 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, India is home to 194.6 million undernourished people, the highest in the world. Additionally, a study conducted by Agewell Foundation says that 65% of old people are poor with no source of known income.

The 25-year-old boy from Andhra Pradesh runs the organisation along with 15 others, and the group plans to set up an old age home and an orphanage in the area soon.

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He also shared good news with some images early Thursday saying, “Grandma is recovering quickly… And she is happy now with Good Health…”

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Charan, who is committed to helping those in need, also shared the news of finding another old lady on the road near the Ayyannapeta Junction.

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In a Facebook post he said, “She is mentally depressed by her past and she is not accepting to come with us…. But, we will try to persuade her to come with us….”

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