What a wonderful birthday gift!

2013 December 16

Rahmath & familyPallium India had its 10th birthday on 15 February 2013. We got several gifts,  but the most precious of all came from Sunitha, daughter of Rahmath who died 2 years back.

If you do not remember Rahmath, please see what we wrote about her on these columns. She was one of the exceptional people with whom our team had the privilege of walking with.

Sunitha, Rahmath’s daughter, is by no means rich. She is one of the many in our country who struggle to eke out a living from a low-paid job and to make both ends meet for the family. Sunitha had astounded us after her mother’s demise by donating half her modest inheritance to Pallium India. When we protested and asked her to think again whether she could really afford to, she said, “I have no choice; this is what my mother would have wanted”.

The picture shows Rahmath with Sunitha and the grandchildren.

Sunitha won a modest lottery last week from Government of Kerala’s “Karunya” lottery scheme in which all profit goes towards care of patients who need more support than what the Government’s system is able to give them. She won Rs. 5000. She gave one-fifth of it to Pallium India – our precious 10th birthday gift.

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  1. CHANFRASEKHARAN A K permalink
    December 17, 2013

    IT IS HIGHLY COMMENDABLE AND RESPECTFUL ATTITUDE AND ACTION
    IT IS A REAL EXAMPLE FOR HER SACRIFICE AND COMMITMENT OF SUNITHA

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