As Kerala witnessed its worst floods since 1924, 21-year-old Hanan Hamid, who was trolled for selling fish outside her college, has donated ₹1.5 lakh towards the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF). A resident of Thrissur in Kerala, Hanan said the money was donated by various people after her struggle to fund her studies and take care of her family. Many had also commented saying it was a publicity stunt.
Hailing from a humble background, Hanan did not think twice before giving the money. She told News18:
Keeping the flood situation in mind, I have decided to donate ₹1.5 lakh to Kerala chief minister's disaster relief fund. I am planning to hand over the cheque to the chief minister.
A student of Al Azhar College of Arts and Sciences at Thodupuzha in Idukki district, she is pursuing BSc in Chemistry, says a report by The News Minute. She said,
I am merely giving back what I received from the people. Now they are all suffering and it is the least I can do.
In the tough time that the state is going through, many people have come up with financial assistance. Husband of late nurse Lini Puthussery, who died due to Nipah virus while treating a patient affected by the virus, also donated his salary of ₹25,000 to the flood relief fund.
From providing monetary support to sending relief materials to the state, people are standing with Kerala in the time of crisis.