In an act of noble gesture, little Irfan and Kalidha could be seen dressing the wounds of an old woman lying almost unconscious near the St Antony’s Church at Kaloor here on Tuesday which was crowded as part of the Novena.
The children had come all the way from Alappuzha to help the homeless who are left to fend for themselves.
“There are hundreds of students like Irfan and Kalidha who dedicate their weekends and holidays for the destitute. The children, during their routine visit to attend to a few beggars here, came across the ailing old woman. It was a daunting task to take her to hospital as nobody was willing to help the children,” said Pearl of Inspire, an NGO functioning under Protecting Innocents with Commitment (PINC).
The children were also taken aback by the attitude of autorickshaw drivers who did not let the woman in. Even the hospital staff did not treat her well, the kids said. They also took three others to another hospital here for treatment. “It is necessary to teach children the importance of values, selflessness and love. When children are given a chance to contribute to society, they will transform into better human beings,” the volunteers said. The children, currently, have plans to unite the old woman with her daughter who is learnt to be residing at Fort Kochi.