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Madurai chai-wallah goes out of way to help needy amid COVID-19 crisis

While the earning of lakhs of people across the country have taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of people are stepping forward to help each other, and a shining example of this has come from Tamil Nadu's Madurai.

ANI | Madurai (Tamil Nadu) | Updated: 23-07-2020 06:33 IST | Created: 23-07-2020 06:33 IST
Madurai chai-wallah goes out of way to help needy amid COVID-19 crisis
Tamilasaran, feeding the needy in Madurai. Photo/ANI. Image Credit: ANI

While the earning of lakhs of people across the country have taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of people are stepping forward to help each other, and a shining example of this has come from Tamil Nadu's Madurai. Tamilarasan, a tea seller in Alanganallur, Madurai spends a part of his earnings to feed the poor and homeless people during these tough times.

"I sell tea on a bicycle every morning and evening in the surrounding villages of Alankanallur, Mettupatti and Pudupatti from which I get decent daily income," Tamilarsan said. "Whenever I sell tea, I give free to the poor and needy who flock at the roadside and near the temple gates. I also reserve a portion of my income which goes solely into feeding them thrice a day," he added.

He also said that his dream was of setting up his own shop in the region and helping more people who belong to a weak economic background. He said that he had applied for a loan in the past but the application got rejected as he had no collaterals to provide to the bank. (ANI)


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