CK Narayana Panicker is an 89-year-old farmer from Feroke in Kozhikode, who had to quit studies after being unable to even buy textbooks owing to severe financial shortcomings.
Adversity can turn the best of us into cynical and bitter human beings, but it remarkably did not touch CK Narayana Panicker, a farmer from Feroke in Kozhikode who had to quit studies after being unable to even buy textbooks owing to severe financial shortcomings.
Today, the same man has come forward with a generous contribution of ₹40,000 that will facilitate the printing of textbooks for children studying at the government tribal lower primary (LP) school in Edamalakkudy village of Idukki district.
Titled Idamalakkudi Gothra Padavali, the book is written in the spoken language of the Muthuvan tribe using Malayalam script since the community doesn’t have one of its own.
Edamalakkudy is a remote tribal village, which also happens to house the only tribal gram panchayat in the state. However, the LP school didn’t have enough funds to print the manuscript of the textbook.
We salute Narayana Panicker for his remarkable act of generosity and hope his selfless action inspires many others to do the same.