Tamilasaran, feeding the needy in Madurai. Photo/ANI
Tamilasaran, feeding the needy in Madurai. Photo/ANI

Madurai chai-wallah goes out of way to help needy amid COVID-19 crisis

ANI | Updated: Jul 23, 2020 06:28 IST


Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 23 (ANI): While the earning of lakhs of people across the country have taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of people are stepping forward to help each other, and a shining example of this has come from Tamil Nadu's Madurai.
Tamilarasan, a tea seller in Alanganallur, Madurai spends a part of his earnings to feed the poor and homeless people during these tough times.

"I sell tea on a bicycle every morning and evening in the surrounding villages of Alankanallur, Mettupatti and Pudupatti from which I get decent daily income," Tamilarsan said.
"Whenever I sell tea, I give free to the poor and needy who flock at the roadside and near the temple gates. I also reserve a portion of my income which goes solely into feeding them thrice a day," he added.
He also said that his dream was of setting up his own shop in the region and helping more people who belong to a weak economic background. He said that he had applied for a loan in the past but the application got rejected as he had no collaterals to provide to the bank. (ANI)

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