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Miracle Child ‘Radha’ Exemplifies Courage & Grit: Dist Administration Extends Financial Assistance


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25 December 2017

Diptanshu Dash


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Angul: Few hours after the toddler, Radha Sahu was rescued from an unguarded bore-well pit, hordes of people beelined the Angul District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) to catch a glimpse of the brave girl. Not only did she survive the fall into the dilapidated 50-metre pit, the little child displayed exemplary courage during the eight-odd-hour rescue operation.

In a bid to honour Radha’s nerve, the district administration has announced a financial assistance of Rs 20,000 for the girl. Angul Collector Anil Samal who met Radha’s family at the DHH said, “We have decided to open an account and deposit Rs 20,000 for Radha whose bravery and patience has set an example for others.”

Ordering an inquiry into the mishap which could have been fatal, Samal directed an Executive Engineer to probe who or ‘which’ organisation was responsible for leaving the bore-well pit dangerously open. “Stringent action will be initiated against whoever is found guilty in the probe,” the Collector said.

On the other hand, the little child is steadily recuperating from the trauma under the vigil of a team of doctor at the DHH. “All vital parameters of Radha are normal. She is responding to calls and consuming food in a normal manner,” Dr Pratap Kumar Behera said.

Radha hailing from Gulasar village of Jamunali Gram Panchayat, will be under observation for the next couple of days at the hospital. Her parents expressed gratitude for the heroic efforts of Fire Services personnel and local public involved in the rescue operation, which brought back the child, hale and hearty.

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Anil Kumar Samal, Collector & DM, Angul

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Dr Pratap Kumar Behera, Angul District Headquarters Hospital