Rajasthan farmer donates Rs 50 lakh to feed hungry during lockdown
A Rajasthan farmer Paburam Manda has donated his entire life savings worth Rs 50 lakh to distribute food kits among the needy. The 67-year-old man distributed food kits to 6,500 families and has inspired many more people to join the effort.
Hailing from Osian in Jodhpur district, Paburam says, "Farmers make the backbone of our country who are adept in dealing with adversities amid fewer resources. Hence in these testing times, we have decided to stand up for the nation the same way as our Army does. As my country needs me at this time, I am doing my best," he says.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former cricketers VVS Laxman and Virendra Sehwag have appreciated his efforts. PM Modi wrote to Manda on April 11, lauding his efforts to feed the poor and disabled families. The cricketers also called him and praised him.