Ashok Pradhan| Aug 29, 2016
BHUBANESWAR: Moved by the plight of Dana Majhi, theKalahandi district resident who had to carry his wife’s body on his shoulders from hospital, Sulabh International Social Service Organisationhas offered to pay him Rs 5 lakh at one go and Rs 10,000 per month towards health and education needs of his 12-year-old daughter till she gets married or get a job.
Talking to TOI, Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak said the Sulabh will the monthly aid on the condition that Majhi continue sending his daughter to school. Promises of helps have poured in for Majhi ever since the video of him carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders hogged limelight.
According to a Gulf-based news report, Bahrain prime minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has offered financial help to Majhi through the Indian embassy there. Majhi has received Rs 32,000 aid from the state government under various schemes for the poor.