The pandemic has not been kind to us in the past two years but it's been extra hard on people who are daily wage workers.
Tulsi Kumar from Jamshedpur was was struggling to attend her online classes due to a lack of access to the internet and proper cellphone. She used to sell mangoes on the roadside for support.
After hearing her story, Ameya Hete, a businessman, was moved to help her and bought one dozen mangoes from her at a whopping cost of ₹1.2 lakhs. This means he paid ₹10,000 for each mango.
@V_Edutainment और @ameyahete की मदद से जमशेदपुर की होनहार बिटिया तुलसी खूब पढ़ेगी, सारे सपने पूरे करेगी@DCEastSinghbhum @BikaashPaul @BHIKHUKUSHWAHA2 @indian_ojha @iammukesh_18@us_vikash @PrtikKumr2 @SabyasachiShaw3@iamnadsy @JmmShekhartudu @ParthivKumar17@withluvsagar pic.twitter.com/wR69fgsDRB— NILESH NILAYAM (@nileshnilayam) June 24, 2021
Although reaching out to the girl was a tough task but this was made possible through the initiative of News18 Network.
The amount was transferred to the girl's father's account after which, she was provided with a phone worth ₹13,000 along with a year-long internet connection.
While in conversation with News18, Ameya mentioned that:
Tulsi is a very smart and hardworking student. We are happy if she completes her education with the help we have given. We will continue to help her when she needs it.
We are proud of you Tulsi for setting an example and not submitting to your reality. “Where there is a will there is always a way .” https://t.co/leIGkimunU— Ameya Hete (@ameyahete) June 24, 2021
This is what people had to say on Twitter.
@nileshnilayam This is the exact reflection of concrete journalism. majority of audience are able to connect with. Always Great to see such stories. @News18Jharkhand#news18jharkhand #journalism #HarTasveerMeKahaniHai https://t.co/m6hnoLjV8H— Rupali Tripathi (@RupaliTripathi6) June 27, 2021
Hey Ameya, Just read about your noble gesture towards a young girl keen to fight all odds in life. OMG I still visualise/and have memories of you as a kid. Your gesture sums up good upbringing and values you stand for. Keep the spirit going. Cheers— Ajay Naidu (@naiduajay2020) June 25, 2021
Where there is a will, there is a way.. Awesome sir.. Salute for your humanity.. Thank you so much. All the very best sir for your future!— Jo Lauren (@JoLauren12) June 27, 2021
People have been struggling due to coronavirus in unimaginable ways, but thanks to people like Ameya, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel.