September 19th, 2016 | Updated on September 30th, 2016
Dana Majhi again back in news and media glare. First time, he drew worldwide sympathy when he was filmed heading towards his home from the hospital in Bhawanipatna town, Orissa, while his heartbroken teenage daughter followed by his side.
However, this time he got media limelight for receiving a cheque of Rs. 8.87 lakh donated by the King of Bahrain.
“I am relieved as a father now. My daughters will get free education,” Majhi said in Oriya, at an event held in Delhi for presentation of the cheque.
The farmer with a marginal income of less than Rs 2,000 a month was facilitated with financial assistance in the form of donations and government schemes.
Bhubaneswar-based school for tribal children, Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS) promised to admit three of Majhi’s daughters – Chandini, 13, Sobei, 7, and Pramila, 4, – along with funding his travel expenses.
“I want one of my daughters to be a doctor so that she can serve our village. I would be happy if my other daughters could join the police force or any other prestigious government service.”
After receiving the cheque, he said,“I am going back to Odisha today. I need to take my flight back home.”
You can have a look at the video to know exactly what happened that day when his wife died of tuberculosis: