We’ve all had little piggy banks in our childhood, where we would collect money so as to buy our favorite bag or a superman watch or chocolates. But these two siblings from Madhya Pradesh collected money for an entirely different cause.
16-year old Memoona Kahn and her brother Aamir, 14 gathered every penny they could in order to build a toilet for girls’ school in Narsingpur district of Madhya Pradesh. After the siblings received a cash scholarship for their “minority community”, they pooled over Rs 2,000 from their pocket for a toilet at Maharani Laxmi Bai Girls Higher Secondary School.
A student of class XI, Memoona in a conversation with The Times of India said, “The school had only one toilet. I’d feel bad seeing students standing in a queue to ney — we contributed a total of Rs 2,000. Thus we had around Rs 10,000 in total. Seeing our enthusiasm, our father also pitched in with Rs 14,500 for the toilet.”
Earlier, Calling him “mama ji”, Memoona had written to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan requesting him to build a road to her school. In a response to which Chouhan while sanctioning funds or the same said, “Bhaanjion ki baat kaise taal sakta hoon?”