Man sells cow to purchase smartphone for on-line research of his kids


Ravinder Sood

Palampur, July 22

A poor man was compelled to promote his cow, his solely supply of revenue, for Rs 6,000 for purchasing a smartphone for on-line research of his two kids.

Kuldip Kumar belongs to Gummer village in Jwalamukhi. With the lockdown in pressure in March, faculties have been additionally closed. His kids, Annu and Dippu, have been learning in Class IV and Class II. As the faculties began on-line courses stress mounted on Kuldip to purchase a smartphone for the kids to proceed the examine.

For a month, Kuldip moved from pillar to publish to get a mortgage of Rs 6,000 to purchase a sensible telephone. He approached banks in addition to personal lenders however, due to his poor monetary situation, none was prepared to assist him.

In tears, Kuldip advised this reporter stated for the reason that faculties have been closed, he was advised by academics that kids wanted a sensible telephone in the event that they needed to proceed their research. He stated as he didn’t have even Rs 500, arranging Rs 6,000 was a Herculean process.

When he did not get cash regardless of all efforts, he offered his cow for Rs 6,000 and bought a smartphone for the schooling of his kids.

Kuldip lives in a mud home. Kuldip has neither a beneath poverty line (BPL) card, neither is he a beneficiary of the Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP). Kuldip stated he had given plenty of purposes to panchayat for monetary help for the development of the home and inclusion of his title within the IRDP, BPL and Antodaya, however all in useless.

This reporter tried to contact panchayat pradhan however he was not obtainable.

However, Ramesh Dhawala, MLA from Jwalamukhi, stated it was stunning {that a} man needed to promote his cow to purchase a telephone for the sake of on-line research of his kids. He stated he had directed the BDO and the SDM to offer him monetary assist instantly.

Tough to rearrange Rs 6,000

  • Kuldip was advised by academics that his kids wanted a smartphone in the event that they needed to proceed the research
  • He approached banks and personal lenders however to no avail
  • He stated as he didn’t have even Rs500, arranging Rs6,000 was a Herculean process.
  • When all his efforts failed, he offered his cow, his solely supply of revenue



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