Hyderabad: Even the children are coming forward to help when it comes to the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. In a praiseworthy move, two little sisters from Hyderabad broke their piggy bank to help feed needy and poor amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
The twin sister, Taniya Begum, and Sania Begum have shown that age is no bar when it comes to being a Good Samaritan. Aged 9 and 4 respectively, the duo decided to break their piggy bank and use their savings of `31,000 to help feed those who are affected by the ongoing crisis.
Shaik Salauddin, the proud father of the two girls, tells us, “For the past four years, both my kids have been saving up pocket money given to them by me or other relatives. Recently, it was my younger daughter Sania’s birthday, and when I asked her what she wanted, she asked me to help her and her sister to donate their savings to those suffering due to this pandemic. I was filled with pride.”
BREAKING THE PIGGY BANK:
Taniya Begum and Sania, aged 9 and 4, donated their entire savings of `31,000 from their piggy bank to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic It is so sad to see so many people going hungry because of this crisis. So my sister and I decided to break our piggy bank to help them – Taniya Begum
Taniya Begum, the 9-year-old, who was the brains behind the initiative, adds, “It is so sad to see so many people going hungry because of this crisis. So my sister and I decided to break our piggy bank to help them. We feel happy to have helped others during such a difficult time.”
Shaik Salauddin, who is also the National General Secretary, Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers (IFAT), says they have used the money to help a few cab drivers and daily wage workers who have been affected by the ongoing lockdown. “There are so many cab drivers who lost employment because of this lockdown. I prepared a list of cab drivers, daily wage workers, and senior citizens who are in dire need of help. We donated 75 grocery kits thanks to my little girls,” he says, beaming.