Student Who Got Trolled For Selling Fish Donates Rs 1.5 Lakh To Kerala Flood Relief

She will be donating the entire amount that she received from her well-wishers.

Remember Hanan Hamid, the 19-year-old student from Kerala who was cyber bullied for selling fish in her school uniform? She has made a contribution of Rs 1.5 lakh to Kerala flood relief. Hanan, who had received this money from her well-wishers earlier this month will present the cheque of the same to the chief minister on Saturday.

Hanan, a third year BSc student from Thrissur district, sells fish to finance her education. A photograph of her in college uniform had gone viral last month and her story was covered by a major Malayalam daily. However, a rumour was spread that her story is a ‘publicity stunt’ and is a part of a film promotion campaign. She was then subject to trolling and cyber bullying after which she had to put out a video requesting people to not believe in such rumours. Many people came out in her support, including chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan; several even went on to help her monetarily.

“Seeing my plight, a lot of people had transferred money to my bank account last month. Now, there are people who need this help more than me,” she told News 18.

A student of Al Azhar college in Thodupuzha, Hanan looks after her mother and her brother. She will be donating the entire amount that she received from her well-wishers, reports The News Minute.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an aerial survey of the affected areas of the state. Central government has announced a relief package of Rs 500 crore. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said over 324 people have been killed in the last nine days and over 2 lakh people have been displaced. Till now, 42 Navy, 16 Army, 28 Coast Guard and 39 National Disaster Response Force teams were a part of the rescue operations. Another 14 NDRF teams will be sent to the state.