Octogenerian Darshani donates Rs 2 Lakhs in PM Cares Fund, walks 10 kms to reach the bank

While the entire Uttarakhand salutes to the mother power of this himalayan state for producing valiant soldiers in the service of the nation, sacrificing their precious lives while courageously fighting the enemy and dreaded terrorists in strife torn Jammu n Kashmir, the inhabitants also feel proud when these mothers donate their entire pension in the PM Cares fund to fight the dreaded Covid 19 on the call by the prime minister Narendra Modi.

According to the latest reports an octogenerian hailing from a distant village of Rudraprayag Garhwal, Uttarakhand Dobha Dadoli namely Darshini Devi walked all the way to the branch of State Bank of India in Agastyamuni covering 10 kilometres on foot to deposit a bank draft of Rs. 2 lakhs in favour of Prime Minister’s Cares Fund recently launched to counter dreaded Covid 19 pandemic.

The requisite bank draft prepared by the SBI manager Agastyamuni after receiving the consent from the 80 year old Darshini Devi was presented to the government by the Nagar Panchayat president Harendra Singh Chouhan.

Octogenerian widow Darshani Devi’s husband was in Indian Army who sacrificed his life in the Indo Pakistan war valiantly fighting the enemy forces in 1965. After the sad demise of her husband in the Indo Pak War in 1965 , Darshani Devi had been surviving on the meagre pension, but despite of her old days in distress she donated her entire deposit of Rs. two lakhs in the PM Cares Fund in view of the deadly pendamic.

Her gesture for the country during this critical juncture is undoubtedly worth appreciating n something never expected from a hapless 80 year old widow. While the entire country expresses its gratitude to this old woman whose husband had sacrificed his life in the service of the nation in the Indo Pak war in 1965 several other such women had also contributed in the PM cares fund in the recent past.

According to the news reports one beggar woman in Ukhimath, Guptkaashi had also deposited Rs 5000 in the PM Cares Fund setting an exemplary example of open heartedness despite being a pauper. Similarly a woman from Gauchar namely Devaki Bhandari had donated Rs 10 Lakh in the PM cares fund earlier and another woman Sushila Devi of Garhwal Rs Two Lakhs.

These are undoubtedly three unique and outstanding instances of these philanthropic women of Uttarakhand who had contributed to the PM cares fund to fight the dreaded Covud 19 Pandemic. Salutes to them.


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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