Cop adopted 50 tribal children, saved lives amid COVID pandemic
Rahena Sheikh Bagwan is a policewoman and to many she is known as Mother Teresa. She adopted 50 tribal students in Raigad district in Maharashtra according to the New Indian Express.
On top of that, Rahena also helped those in need during the pandemic. Hemant Nagrale, Mumbai Police Commissioner, honored her for her work.
She had joined the force as a constable in 2000.
“We were about to celebrate our daughter’s birthday last year. Then I heard about Dnyani Vidyalaya in Raigad’s Waje Taluka. I spoke to the manager and he invited us. Most of the children come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Some of them didn’t even have shoes. We used the money saved for my daughter’s birthday and Eid purchases to help them, ”she said.
“I told my kids that this Eid we would not be shopping for new clothes or inviting guests. My family immediately supported the decision, ”she added.
“I called the principal and expressed my wish to help his students. He said that instead of sending money, we should visit the school in person. On the scheduled day, we went to Raigad to visit the school. I was pleasantly surprised to see the discipline among the students. They wore masks and followed all the behaviors appropriate to Covid while welcoming us warmly, ”she continued.
“It gives me immense pleasure and immense satisfaction to be able to help someone. I want to see each of them as successful citizens. Education is the key to change. I am happy to have saved several lives by helping people get Remdesivir, hospital beds or oxygen bottles, ”she continued.
She helps others on principle. Rahena is doing her part for those who need help. We need more people like her