Malappuram: The young daughter of a migrant worker based in Kerala has won the hearts of an entire school here for donating money to help a cancer patient.
Chavi Chawan, a Class 4 student of Munduparambu AMUP School, here, decided to cut down on her birthday celebrations and use the money saved for a good cause.
Chavi's father is an aluminium fabrication worker in Malappuram. Her parents Deepak Chawan and Rani had migrated to Kerala from Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur six years ago.
The girl had saved some money to celebrate her birthday in a big way, but she made up her mind to devote her special day for a meaningful cause. She handed over the amount to school headmaster K Mohammed Haris the other day. Later, Chavi, along with her mother Rani and teachers, personally handed over the cash to a cancer patient in the village.
In the school assembly Chavi was given a big round of applause by her friends, school mates and teachers.
Chavi is a member of the Junior Red Cross chapter of the school. She was touched and motivated by the charitable activities undertaken by the school on Children's Day, and thereafter she was determined to do something worthwhile for the less-privileged sections of society.
Chavi, whose birthday was on March 16, has a younger sister Shivangi who studies in UKG.