Hyderabad: It was on Hari Varshini's 7th birthday that she decided to postpone her plans of buying a bicycle for another year.
This year, she thought, those suffering from the tragedy of Covid-19 need her savings to help recoup. As a result, Varshini donated 6000 rupees to 'Serve the Needy', a last-rites service run by Sai Teja along with several members.
"I was surprised to receive a piggy bank full of money from a 7-year-old. I couldn't fathom words to express my gratitude," Sai Teja said. Their organisation started running an ambulance service from early July for those who died as COVID suspects.
Varshini's mother, Sravanthi, said that she was baffled when her daughter offered her savings to the cause.
Sravanthi works as a member of Cut the Covid Chain, an initiative launched by a few individuals to help those who are put under home isolation."For the last few months, I have been working extremely long hours, and Varshini has seen me throughout," she added. She also works in association with Sai Teja and Serve the Needy.
It was in the wee hours of July 21st that her daughter approached her and said that she wants to donate all her savings and help Serve the Needy buy more ambulances.
As a return, Sai and her associates sent home a box of chocolates for Varshini's birthday.
"I am thankful that my daughter was able to understand her social responsibility, and we hope that she can become a beacon of hope for others," Sravanthi added.