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Elderly homeless couple rescued at Tangla

TANGLA:  In an unique initiative that is bound to restore faith in humanity, a homeless, ailing sexagenarian couple were rescued and nursed back to health by a group of youths at Tangla in Udalguri district on Friday.The youths,found the helpless duo namely Babu Boro(63) and his wife Joya Boro(60) living a hand-to-mouth life in a rickety room at Tangla Stadium for the past couple of months. When they approached them, they realized that Babu,who used to peddle cycle-rickhsaw for bread in his youth hood is suffering from partial paralysis and unable to walk,while his wife works at households and fetches food for living.The youths escorted both of them to Tangla CHC for medical attention,where they are undergoing treatment.

Talking to Assam Times,one of the youths,Navaneeta Das said," They are childless couples who have been left to their fate by their relatives,and has been living in the rickety room,moved by their plight we brought both of them. The youths also bought them medicines besides feeding them and bringing fresh clothes. "What the youths has volunteered for us no one will do for a stranger,” said,Joya Boro.  “Their generous act has restored my faith in humanity. “My husband was dying a slow death in the place,we want to live a dignified life for the remaining part of our age." she said. The youths have appealed the old age homes to come forward for providing shelter to the aged couples. 

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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