KOCHI:When Sindhu and Sujeesha bade goodbye to Kunjumon and Sujith on Wednesday they didn’t have any clue about what the fate had in store for them. In a span of four to five hours they had to face the bitter truth that the goodbye given by Sindhu and Sujeesha were their last one and they will never comeback with their smiling faces to welcome the joyous festival Onam; when others were rushing hotfoot from one place to greet the same.
It was on Wednesday morning that Sujeesha along with her mother boarded the Fort Kochi-Vypeen ferry ‘M B Bharath,’ which according to a neighbour was for registering Sujeesha’s name with the Employment Exchange. It was barely a week ago that she was registered as a BCom student with the Maharajah’s College, here.
“Sujeesha was a lively girl with good academic records. With her good manners she was loved by all. The family of Kunjumon was not that all financially sound. As he was a carpenter his dreams were tied up with his two children, Sujith and Sujeesha. Sujith, the elder one, after passing Polytechnic with good marks is remaining jobless and Sujeesha might have chosen BCom for the job prospects it gives,” said Shitto P Jose, a teacher and a neighbour.
I had taught Sujith and Sujeesha in their high school days at the Puthencode Government Higher Secondary School. They were academically good and it might be their financial backwardness which forced Kunjumon and Sindhu to persuade their children to choose moderate dreams. Otherwise, I think, Sujith might have chosen the engineering course, said Shitto P Jose. He also added that Sujeesha had a taste for computer-related courses and relished that she was an active member with the IT club.
Little Ones Pay Tribute to their Dear Teacher
It was a sight which could only be witnessed with heart wrenching pain as little ones lined up with one hand holding their mothers and the other hand carrying red roses, which they offered to their dear teacher who had taught them many a things with care and love. Sindhu was working as a teacher with the Anganwadi, which is very near to her residing place. Remembers Shitto, “The children with tearful eyes bid farewell to their dear teacher. Sindhu was loved by them and the farewell they gave to her highlights the place she had in their heart.”
The funeral was attended by Maharajah’s College Principal, staff members, student representatives and a large number of locals.