Major Kamlesh Mani was patrolling in Kashmir four months ago when he found a 16-year-old boy named Gawhaur Mir sitting in the corner of the road.
Major Mani gave him a piece of chocolate and after some interaction learnt that this young boy from Chanjmulla village was born with a hearing and speech impairment. After getting to know this Army officer made sure to do whatever he can to make Mir's life a little easier.
According to The Print, Major Mani sponsors Mir's education and got him a smartphone to stay in touch. He even enrolled him at a school in Handwara where a teacher for special needs is available. He pays for his books, uniform, and tuition.
Mir comes from a nine-member family, of which four are speech and hearing disabled, including himself. The family granted consent to take him wherever needed for his treatment. Mani said,
I took him for medical consultations, but there was only so much that could be done in Kashmir. I have sought permission from the boy’s family to take him to Delhi for better facilities
Twitter lauded Major Mani for this compassionate gesture.
And he also took permission of his family members to take him to Delhi for further treatment truly this NDA Alumni and presidents gold medal winner Maj Kamlesh Mani sir is truly a gem— Aman🇮🇳 (@Amanb1971) November 1, 2020
A unique bond indeed.