Lakhan finds a home and is now in a school, a heart warming story
People are beautiful and so is society, its just we need to start looking at things from a different perspective, probably we need to be more compassionate. This is story which will make you cry and once again will make you believe in system and society, when all of us joins hands, change will come.
Meet Lakhan who was chained to bus stop few ago, Indian express carried this story in their Mumbai edition.
Nine-year-old Lakhan Sawant Kale suffers from cerebral palsy and seizure disorder, he cant listen or speak as well. He was chained to this bus top because his grandmother was worried, he might struck by something while she is working. His father died several years ago and mother walked out on the family.
‘What else can I do? He can’t talk, so how will he tell anyone if he gets lost?’ said homeless Sakhubai Kale, 66, who raised Lakhan on the street by the bus stop shaded by the hanging roots of a banyan tree
Once the story was carried by several media outlets, help started pouring in. Lakhan had been moved to The Children’s Aid Society in Dongri with help from the police after The Indian Express carried a picture of the boy tied to the bus stop, followed by a report (Mumbai Newsline editions dated May 20 and 21).
Although the boy had found a roof over his head in the Dongri shelter, it was a temporary arrangement as the space didn’t have provisions for his medical and development needs. Meena Mutha of the NGO Manav Foundation, who had earlier aided his rescue, had constantly been in search of a better facility for Lakhan. “After over six weeks of efforts, we found this home in Satara, which also has a school attached to it,” Mutha said.
Yesterday Indian Express published new set of pictures and its a new beginning Lakhan. He was admitted to Samata Shikshan Prasarak Mandal over the weekend. Samata Shikshan Prasarak Mandal is a school-cum-hostel facility for children with disabilities, and is located in Satara.