Alappuzha: Several good Samaritans have come forward offering support to a young girl, Meenakshi, to realise the dream of becoming a doctor.
Rojes Jose, director of Alpha Academy, an entrance coaching centre in Alappuzha, visited the bright student’s house and offered free coaching at the institute.
He said that Meenakshi could study at Alpha’s open school and attend entrance coaching classes alongside.
Meenakshi has also been offered the hostel facility at Alpha. Jose also said that Alpha would meet the expenses for her studies if she clears the entrance exams and gets admitted to the MBBS course.
Among others who reached Meenakshi’s house was the chairman of Alappuzha municipality’s education standing committee G Manoj Kumar.
Rajalakshmi, Meenakshi’s mother, described the plight of the family to him. She brought it to his notice that the family did not own a ration card as they lived in a rented house.
The people’s representative promised her that he would take up the matter with the municipal chairman and take suitable action after the Chengannur by-poll.
Meanwhile, the Melody Arts and Cultural Society (MACS) based at Muttom in Haripad also expressed its willingness to meet the educational expenses of Meenakshi. MACS president Madayil Harikumar, secretary Madhuprasad, vice-president V Shaji and joint secretary Devadas made the offer while visiting Meenakshi’s house.
Another gesture came from P G Satheesh Kumar, a resident of Kalarkode, who also promised to meet Meenakshi’s financial needs to study.
Meenakshi's family migrated from Tamil Nadu when she was eight. The bright girl had scored an A plus grade in all subjects. Her family survives on the bare minimum income her mother ekes out by selling dosa batter in the local shops.
Malayala Manorama had recently brought to the limelight the plight of the family and narrated the challenges faced by this medical aspirant.