NEW DELHI: A single school principal in Kerala’s Pune district saved thousands of children from a drought-hit district.
Kashmir, which has been reeling under a record drought for more than two years, is facing an acute shortage of water.
According to officials, the drought-affected districts of Pune and Kozhikode in the state have the highest number of children under the age of five and the youngest in Kerala.
Kashiras chief secretary and former principal of the Pune school, Sudhir Venkateshwara, was among the school teachers who volunteered to provide water for their children.
“The water that they got from the Puna district water distribution station was only enough for about 100 families.
So we volunteered to get more water from the district, especially in the districts where the drought is most severe,” said Venkate.
Venkateswara said he was inspired by the children who came from his district in the past and came to his school, hoping to get a better education.
“I wanted to make sure that the kids got an education.
I thought about the children, I wanted to ensure that they would get a good education.
That is why I was so determined to do my duty,” said the principal.
In the past, he has worked as a teacher in other schools and he said he has been working in the district for a decade.
“Now I have a lot of kids and I have not seen any problem.
I have saved hundreds of families from their water shortage,” he said.