Amid the grave danger of the coronavirus that the world is faced with today, there have been several instances that prove that nothing can destroy us if we stay united. People have been coming forward to help the migrant workers reach home amid the lockdown. Several citizens have also extended their support to the frontline workers leading us in this battle.
And now, a 12-year-old girl from Noida has proved her love for her fellow countrymen by helping them take flights back to their homes.
According to News18, Niharika Dwivedi, a standard 8 student has managed to send three migrant workers to their home in Jharkhand via air.
Niharika broke her piggy bank and used her savings to book tickets for three stranded migrants, including a cancer patient. She gave away Rs. 48,530 approx.
Noida: A 12-year-old girl, Niharika Dwivedi, gives away Rs 48,000 from her savings to send three migrant workers to Jharkhand via air. She says, "Society has given us so much & it is our responsibility to pay back to it in this crisis". (31.5.2020) pic.twitter.com/LOPbpI7IYF
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Hindustan Times quotes her saying, “Watching news channels and struggle of these people have inspired me to help migrant labourers in reaching home.”
“They have contributed so much in society and it is our responsibility to help them in this crisis. I had collected 48,530 from my pocket money and I used it to help these three people out of which one is a cancer patient.”
She further said, “Society has given us so much and it is our responsibility to pay back to it in this crisis.”
Her mother, Surbhi Dwivedi said that Niharika would get sad watching the news about the labourers in the capital. “One day she saw an airplane and asked us if we can send needy people by flight?”
“She gave us her piggy bank and said I want to help labourers and we were proud and happy to hear that from our 12-year-old daughter.”
“We enquired and found out from our common friends about three migrants who wanted to go back to their homes. One of them is a cancer patient. We arranged for flight tickets and sent them home,” added Surbhi.
Here’s how people reacted to her kind gesture:
Such a lovely news. children have shown the way to the adults in this pandemic
— Marya Shakil (@maryashakil) June 1, 2020
— आत्म निर्भर अंत करण कन्या 🇮🇳🌸🚩 (@that_upgirl) June 1, 2020
Wonderful she should be encouraged and motivated for her lovely gesture. Stay blessed baby may you be blessed so much that one day you give 48 cr to your country.
— DrAnita Benjamin (@anita891957) June 1, 2020
Brave Heart 👌❤
— ᴠᴀʀᴜɴ ɢʀᴏᴠᴇʀ 2.0 (@VARU_911) May 31, 2020
Good initiative still 48k at the age of 12 😟
— Piyu 👩⚕️ 🇮🇳 (@Piyu_Nair) June 1, 2020
Thank you, Niharika for helping these people reunite with their family. We are proud of you.