Kind-hearted Chennai group puts lost girl on plane to Coimbatore in time for university admission

A group of walkers in Chennai helped a girl who was lost in the city by booking a flight for her to reach her destination.

FP Staff August 10, 2015 18:20:46 IST
Kind-hearted Chennai group puts lost girl on plane to Coimbatore in time for university admission

In a heartwarming story that will restore your faith in the support of a community, and humanity in general, a group of walkers in Chennai helped a girl who was lost in the city, by booking a flight for her to reach her destination.

Kindhearted Chennai group puts lost girl on plane to Coimbatore in time for university admission

Representational image. Reuters

R Swathi and her mother Thangaponnu were supposed to go to Anna Arangam, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU) in Coimbatore but instead reached Anna University in Chennai on Saturday by mistake, reported The Hindu.

The report added that Swathi, who had scored 1017 marks out of 1200 in her Higher Secondary Examination, was supposed to reach TNAU for admission.

When members of the walking group called Twalkers saw them asking for directions at 6.30 am on Saturday, they immediately rushed to Swathi's help as one of the walkers brought the mother and daughter breakfast, while another booked flight tickets to Coimbatore for her. A third member of the group set about contacting TNAU staff in Coimbatore to explain the entire situation. The flight tickets cost Rs 10,500.

The New Indian Express reported that Swathi's name and registration number was sent to TNAU registrar CR Ananda Kumar. Swathi and her mother then boarded a flight which reached Coimbatore by 11.25 am.

Arrangements were even made to pick the mother and daughter from the Coimbatore airport by a friend of one of the persons who had helped Swathi.

Swathi reached TNAU and was able to attend the counselling session on time, after which she was admitted and chose to do her BSc in Biotechnology.

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