Kerala has been receiving outpouring support from various corners as it battles to recover from the devastating floods. Many people have set inspirational examples by selflessly contributing their bit to help those in distress.
Be it the college girl who was bullied for selling fish or the husband of nurse Lini, or the 12-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu who donated a part of the money she had collected for her heart surgery.
These people have all shown that how they care about others than themselves.
But the story of Mohanan could arguably be the best, and most inspiring of them all. Mohanan, a resident of Poonjar in Kottayam District who lives by begging walked four kilometres to reach the house of a local politician to give his contribution.
TM Rashid, a former corporate initially gave Mohanan a Rs 20 note when he came to his house, thinking that the latter was there to beg for money.
But Mohanan not only refused to take the money but sat on the floor and began counting the coins in his hand. He later handed it over to Rashid saying that he wanted to donate it to CMDRF, and he didn’t know how to do it.
According to Rashid, Mohanan, who used to work as a mahout until he suffered a serious leg injury in an elephant attack gave him Rs 94, all in coins from his ‘earning’.
Posting about the incident on Facebook, Rashid said as Mohanan left his home he was overwhelmed with emotion and wanted the world to know about such an inspirational story!