Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

At a time when high values like humanity, kindness and compassion seem to be dying, a lady Sarpanch from Odisha’s Koraput district has set an ardent example for society by carrying an ailing octogenarian lady patient to hospital by crossing a river.

The Sarpanch has been identified as Lakhmi Miniyaka from Gotiputa Gram Panchayat under Bandhugaon block in the district.

As per reports, Lakhmi came to know that an eighty-year-old lady Nunai Miniyaka from her Gram Panchayat is suffering from serious illness. Without wasting time, Lakhmi rushed to Nunai’s home.

With the help of another woman, she showed immense courage and presence of mind to carry the octogenarian lady in their arms. They crossed a river on the way and admitted the patient to the nearby hospital. The old lady was given treatment immediately.

Lakhmi has earned hearty approbation and praise from people for her kind act. Locals are also effusive in their praise to Lakshmi with the opinion that a representative of the people should emulate their Sarpanch’s act.

It is said love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries; and, without them, humanity cannot survive. Lakhmi has proved it, said a local.