Law student and a good Samaritan
HE IS yet to complete Law, but Ram Chandra Yadav has taught many, lessons from ?Social Work books? and that too, practically. He saved a child?s life and a poor man?s house and went back again, just to be forgotten.india Updated: Apr 07, 2006 01:04 IST
HE IS yet to complete Law, but Ram Chandra Yadav has taught many, lessons from ‘Social Work books’ and that too, practically. He saved a child’s life and a poor man’s house and went back again, just to be forgotten.
Ram is a student from Allahabad University who begged for every single penny to get a major surgery performed for a child he never met. Ram got to know about Lalita Devi (5) on May 15, 2005 through his father who came to meet him in the varsity hostel. Lalita had been a patient of the Swaroop Rani medical College at Allahabad but doctors here said, she should get operated at the SGPGIMS.
The only connection between Ram and Lalita was they belonged to same village. But coming to know that Lalita’s father, Babu Lal had already sold half of his property to have the child treated, Ram took up the challenge to get the rest of treatment done without having Babu Lal sell his property any further. He first gathered Rs 80,000 from a local MLA of Handia and another Rs 30,000 through donations from other people.
He told the hostellers and they too, joined his mission to gather donation for a noble cause. Finally, he reached SGPGIMS where doctors asked for about Rs 1,30,000 for the treatment. Though short by a couple of thousands, Dr SK Agrawal of the Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgery got the child admitted and promised to add the extra amount himself.
Dr Agrawal, along with other faculty members managed the shortcoming for the operation and Lalita was operated in the last week of March. She has been discharged and so has Ram returned back to his hostel without getting any recognition for his noble effort that he did for a girl he never knew. —GS