Nedumbassery: Humans and numerous animals had perished during the recent Kerala deluge. Nothing can replace the loss of precious lives of all forms. Like humans, animals too are valuable both as pets and economic assets. A woman, who lost her cow in the calamity, has been gifted a new one by the local Congress workers on the orders of their party president Rahul Gandhi.
The Gandhi scion came to know about M Mary's plight as he visited a flood relief camp recently. The elderly woman had addressed the Congress president affectionately “mone” (my son). Hearing that Mary had lost her only cow in the floods, Rahul instructed party workers to arrange another one for her and they soon carried out their chief’s order by handing over the bovine.
Mary, a resident of Moozhiyal, Nedumbassery, had met Rahul at the Assisi School, Athani. She had lost all her possessions in the floods. Her cow drowned as she forgot to release it while rushing out of the house to escape from the rising floodwaters.
While at the camp, Mary grieved over her dear cow all the time. The Congress chief noticed her sitting alone behind the crowd, and approached her. Mary told him that she was upset about the loss of her cow. Immediately, Rahul asked Anwar Sadath, MLA, to provide a new cow for her.
After Rahul left, Abhilash Prabhakar, who is the Youth Congress secretary of the Alathur block, came to know about Rahul’s instruction and expressed his willingness to donate a cow to Mary from his farm. While Mary had lost a one-year-old cow, Abhilash has donated her a two-year-old high-quality breed.
Sadath and other Congress activists reached Mary’s house and presented the cow to her.
Meanwhile, Abhilash has started a Facebook group to help people who lost cows during the tragedy to find new ones.