Small farmer in Adilabad donates Rs 50,000 to CMRF, sets example

Mora Hanmandlu hands over cheque of Rs 50,000 to Collector Devasena in Adilabad on Wednesday. SP Vishnu Warrier is also seen in this photograph.

Adilabad: Villagers across Telangana are not only setting the trend for urbanites in the State when it comes to taking the lockdown seriously but are also making a strong statement on donations to combat the deadly coronavirus.

In an exemplary gesture, a small farmer in Adilabad district owning just four acres of land donated Rs 50,000 to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on Wednesday. Mora Hanmandlu handed over the cheque to District Collector A Sridevasena in the presence of Superintendent of Police Vishnu S Warrier. What is even more significant is that the amount is 50 per cent of the Rs one lakh profit he made from the soya crop he raised on the land this season.

The 52-year-old Hanmandlu hails from Landa Sanghvi village in Adilabad Rural mandal and he took to farming only recently after working in a clothes store for 22 years. “I wanted to do my bit to help people who have been infected by the virus,” he said with all humility. The farmer’s family comprises a homemaker wife and two sons who work in the private sector.

Both Sridevasena and Warrier appreciated the farmer for his noble thought.

Meanwhile, Arka Pushpalatha, Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency member of Indervelli mandal, also donated Rs 10,000 to the CMRF, and requested philanthropists and the rich to generously donate funds to help the government in its efforts to control the spread of coronavirus.

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