From Our Correspondent
Itagar, Jan 17: Aruchal Vivekanda Yuva Shakti (AVYS) members led by its chairman Ramesh Jeke saved an ailing granny abandoned in a tin-shade jhopri below Ita Fort on Monday. Shaken by the information, AVYS advisor Pradeep Kumar went on seeking help to save her, justifying the adage “jani janmabhumisha swargadapi gariyasi” (mother is greater than motherland and sky).
RKM hospital Swami Vishwesanda pitched in support to send an ambulance to fetch her to the hospital, allotted a cabin in female ward besides providing medicines and urgent care. Within hours, her groaning gave way to usual interaction with attendants with satisfaction lit large over her face. “Are you abo Jesus”, faintly murmured Hiba Yaniyang, 63, of Hiba village of Kurung Kumey district. “I’m not Jesus but your son,” Jeke quipped before bringing her to RKMH. Her both unemployed sons have been living in rented house near Ita Fort. She developed sore spreading foul smell all around. Other tents complained and the elder son was forced to shift her to an isolated jhupri and left her alone. She is the fifth elderly mother rescued by AVYS and except one cancer patient, other 3 are alive, hale and hearty, Jeke said, adding “the highest authority of the state have lauded our services and assured help which has turned a mirage”.
Expressing deep concern about such incidents, Kumar wondered what happened to the tribal society and its time-tested tribal values. It was never like this few decades ago, but being lost fast under the impact of modernity. Thus, the AVYS has been mobilizing resources to set up an old-age home soon. The AVYS volunteers continuing their save life mission doted blood to three patients on Monday.