Bhubaneswar: After winning hearts for helping a hapless mother of an autistic child in Mumbai, Odisha cadre IPS Officer Arun Bothra, who is heading three departments of Odisha Government, is once again in news for his generous act. This time, he intervened to help the family of an autistic kid of Berhampur in Ganjam district.
Amidst the ongoing nationwide lockdown, the Indian Railways delivered a package of camel milk weighing about 20 kg from Falna in Rajasthan to Bhubaneswar for the autistic child on Thursday. The delivery was made through the Parcel Express service of Indian Railways on the request of a 24-year old mechanical engineer Chandan Kumar Acharya to the IPS officer on Twitter.
A few days back, Chandan had tweeted about his three-and-a-half year old nephew, who is autistic and survives only on camel milk and pulses. He also mentioned that due to the lockdown situation, his family was not being able to source the milk for the kid. As Bothra had recently helped a Mumbai-based woman with similar situation, the former requested him for help in arranging camel milk for his nephew too.
In a quick response, the IPS officer forwarded Chandan’s request to the IRTS SETU, a unified helpline that facilitates the movement of necessary goods through available modes of transport. The delivery was made at Bhubaneswar railway station within two days of the request in exchange of transport charges of Rs 125.
Later, Chandan with the little help of Ganjam police got the travel pass and reached Bhubaneswar railway station to collect the package. He later expressed his deep gratitude to IPS officer, Ganjam police and railway officials for the combined effort helping him get the camel milk for his nephew.