12-year-old Vishal spent 50 days amid lockdown with stray dogs in a park in Dwarka surviving just on trash.
His family had left for their native village in UP before lockdown leaving him with relatives in Dwarka, Delhi. When lockdown was clamped, they threw him out & he had no place to go than taking refuge in the park.
A Dwarka local, Yogita, spotted this frail boy when she went to feed stray dogs & then started a human chain on social media to reunite the boy with his parents. She, along with other localites, provided him medical aid & basic necessities.
A COVID-related NGO (run by serving IPS officers), India Cares, stepped in to help the boy.
Arun Bothra, the founder of India Cares, says digital communication if put to the right use can work magic as it did in the child’s case.
Together with his IPS friend Sanjay Kumar, currently serving as IG, Sashastra Seema Bal, Bihar sector, Bothra traced Vishal’s parents, arranged for their train journey to Delhi and ferried them to the Dwarka park
Three days ago, Vishal was finally reunited with his parents, who had no clue about the hardships he had been undergoing.
Source: The Tribune