Last year in September a massive blast took place in Petalvad, Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, which killed 90 people and injured 100 others. The explosion took place in the building of Rajendra Kasawa who has a licence to use explosive material for digging wells in rocky areas.
Among the victims were Rajeev Rathore who died and left behind his eight-year-old son Tushar and five-year-old daughter Kanishka.
For Rajeev’s wife Sonam it was the beginning of miserable days. Since Tushar has blood cancer she has to take him to Ahmedabad every week. Kanishka too was stopped from going to school.
As a result of poor financial condition, Kanisha’s grandfather took her with him in Rasmandal village, which is 80 km away from Petalvad.
To continue her schooling, Kanisha’s grandfather made an appeal to the District Collector. However, listening to Kanishka’s ordeal, a private school owner Ajay Ujainkar agreed to admit her in his school without any fee.
Soon after this incident the entire village got connected with her education.
When Ajay went to a shop to buy her school dress, the shop owner got aware about Kanishka and committed to supply all her dresses for free. Similarly, a shoe store owner also took the responsibility to supply her shoes for free for her entire school life.
Likewise when Kanishka started going to school, her teacher took the responsibility to supply her food.
Clearly, through these acts, the villagers showed that humanity is still alive.