A family of blacksmiths from Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district was sent careening into the depths of despair when its main bread earner died of electrocution. The son of the household was taking the small family business forward when he was killed by electric shock.
Three years have passed in grief and misery since that tragedy. Since the demise of the youth — the only child of his parents — his father has struggled to manage the family expenses. The father is in his fifties and all at sea. The lockdown that followed the Covid pandemic added to the woes of the blacksmith family.
The family, reeling under poverty, went from pillar to post in search of help and approached the government authorities, but help was not available.
Sewa Nyaya Utthan Foundation, however, rushed to help the moment it came to know of the condition of the blacksmith family. After being apprised of the case by a Twitter user, we urgently arranged for some funds for the family, and then, took this matter to the concerned authorities in Madhya Pradesh.
Emotional support was not easy to offer. Losing a grown-up child, especially when he bears all hopes and responsibilities of the family, is a blow that can totally flatten individuals. Though we cannot bring the youth back to life and nothing that we say or do is solace enough for his family, we can at least make the life of the family less stressful.
We are thankful to the Twitter user who had shared the plight of the family with us. We need more people like him, who would be quick to provide help for people in need. Let us build a human chain whereby the needy section of society would be brought in contact with those who can afford to provide assistance and support. Come, be a sahyogi (associate) in our sewa work.