Karimnagar: Choppadandi MLA Sunke Ravishankar once again displayed his compassionate side when he extended financial support to two orphan children from his constituency.
The MLA handed over a cheque for Rs 1 lakh to the orphans at their residence in Rudraram village of Ramadugu mandal on Friday. Gurram Navitha and her brother Naveen became orphans when their grandmother died on Monday. Their parents father, Parsharamulu and mother Kavitha, died due to ill health. While Parsharamulu died five years ago, Kavitha died four years ago.
Sathemma was taking care care of the children since their parent’s death working as a daily wage labourer, and was staying in a dilapidated house.
On coming to know about the plight of the children, Ravishankar, who couldn’t meet the children immediately after their grandmother’s death since the State Assembly was in session, sent Rs 25,000 through local MPTC Gurram Devika for immediate use to the children.
Interacting with them, Ravishankar promised to provide them all the assistance including education and other needs. Assuring Navitha of support to pursue Intermediate and degree, the MLA said Naveen would also be admitted to a good private or government residential school.
Initially, he had decided to give them Rs 25,000 but changed his mind and decided to give Rs 90,000, with another Rs 10,000 donated by Chilumula Ramesh, a Dubai migrant from the village.
Expressing happiness over the villagers’ support to the children, he appealed to philanthropists especially NRIs to come forward and help the children.
Earlier, the MLA had supported orphaned children in Katnapalli, Ryalapalli of Gangadhara mandal and Eradapalli of Mandkondur by pooling amounts from philanthropists and NRIs.
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