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Telangana minister responds to Twitter user’s request, helps child forced to beg on streets

A Twitter user, Robin Zaccheus, revealed that he met the boy outside Gandhi Hospital where he was begging as his mother is unwell.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 30, 2021 10:38:36 am
(Source: Pexels, @KTRoffice/ Twitter)

Telangana minister KT Rama Rao came forward to help a child who was forced to beg on the streets after a request on Twitter caught his attention. The matter got attention after a Twitter user, Robin Zaccheus, shared image of the boy, Karthik, saying that he was seen begging around the city’s Gandhi Hospital as his mother was unwell. “I also asked if he is interested to join any hostel. He is ready! Pls help & save his future,” he wrote.

The Twitter user tagged many important officials on the microblogging site to draw their attention to help the child. From Hyderabad Mayor to city police chief, the social activist shared his number and shared the location of the boy.

The tweet caught the attention of KTR, the Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development of Telangana. He quickly tagged his office and promptly replied: “Will take care”.

Within a few hours, the boy along with another child were rescued. The minister’s office along with GHMC Secunderabad zonal commissioner plunged into action and admitted them to a child shelter, Divya Disha Organization, and did their counselling.

The Twitter user also updated his followers that the children were safe now as the team rushed to help.

Women Development & Child Welfare (WD&CW) wing of the Government of Telangana also informed that the children were tested for Covid-19 and later admitted to the shelter.

Relieved that the boys are now safe and have a chance of a better future, the activist thanked the minister and all others for their prompt response. Netizens too were impressed and lauded the team for resolving the matter in just a day. Many applauded the man for harnessing the power of social media for doing good.

The minister again reached out to another user’s request to help a toddler and his ailing mother on Friday.

The minister has been responding to people’s requests on Twitter, providing assistance and support to local residents. From Covid medications to oxygen SOS requests, he has been active on his official handle and is reverting back to help in need.

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