Karwar, Sept 07, 2021: It was an emotional scene in Munna Bhai MBBS movie when the Hero gives a haircut, shave, and a new look to the neglected patient Anand Bhai.
While everybody likes the Hero for his deed, in true life people hardly come forward for such service. But Jana Shakthi Vedike, Mother Teresa Association and Red Cross Society of Karwar have done something similar.
The volunteers of these organizations walked down the streets of Karwar Town on Monday to find the neglected, shelterless people. They found four such people. While one was from Goa, one from Maharashtra, and two from Kerala.
The volunteers gave them a bath after a haircut and shave. The four who were in sorry condition now had come out with a new look. The four were also tested for Covid and all were found negative.
The activists then decided them to help find their relatives. However, those who did not have any would be shifted to the destitute rehabilitation center at Belagavi.
“We had found one person who was with the torn dress. He had come from Maharashtra a few days ago. He was mentally disturbed and took a truck and landed in Uttara Kannada. Yesterday when we interacted with him he narrated the story. Soon we managed to get the phone number of his family. The family members were very happy to hear about him,” Janashakthi Vedike president Madhav Nayak told The Canara Post.
Earlier the relatives of the person had come till Ankola but failed to get him. However, Monday’s incident succeeded in uniting the person with the family.
“Others will be sent to the rehabilitation center. We have contacted the officials at Belagavi. We are thankful for the support from Uttara Kannada district administration too,” he added.
Madhav B Nayak of Red cross & Janashakthi Vedike
Samson D’Souza, Mother Teresa Association
Suresh Kamble, Ambulance personnel
Jappanya, CMC personnel
Santosh, CMC personnel
Md Aejaz Salmani, Barber
Shakir Ali Salmani , Barber
Raju Ali Salmani, Barber