A 50-year-old woman travelled 2700 km in a carcrisscrossing 6 states to meet her critically ill son, a BSF jawan in Jodhpur,despite strict lockdown restrictions due to Covid-19.
The woman was accompanied by her daughter-in-lawand another relative during the journey, which they covered in 3 days time.
Speaking to PTI from Jodhpur in Rajasthan,Sheelamma Vasan said the health condition of her son, Arun Kumar (29), who wassuffering from myositis, (inflamationof muscles), was improving.
“Due to god’s grace we have reached herewithout any problems anywhere”, she said.
The family was informed by a Malayali doctor atAIIMS in Jodhpur about Arun Kumar’s condition following which they decided toundertake the journey from Kerala through Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra,Gujarat to reach Rajasthan.
Thanks to the intervention of Union Minister VMuraleedharan, office of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Congress leader,Oommen Chandy, the family could get necessary passes for the travel across thestates.
Volunteers of Hindu help line, a VHPorganisation, helped in arranging a cab and two taxi drivers free of cost totake them to Jodhpur.
After getting necessary passes arranged byKottayam District Collector P K Sudheer Babu,Sheelaamma accompanied by herdaughter-in-law Parvathyand another relative set off on the journey fromPanackachira village in Koruthodu panchayat in Kottayam on April 11and reachedJodhpur on 14th, “Vishu” (Malaylam new year).
The jawan, who had come to his village inFebruary end on leave and days after his return had fallen ill, had expresseddesire to meet his mother and wife.
Arun kumar’s one year old child is in Kerala.
This mother’s journey comes close on the heels ofanother woman who rode 1400 km on her two wheeler from Telangana to bring backher son stuck in Andhra Pradesh.
The Burqa-clad mom, Razia Sultana, a schoolteacher from Bodhan town in Telangana undertook the journey on her scooter andbroughther son, a student from Rehmatabadin Andhra Pradesh.