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This local hero in Kerala ensures his village never goes thirsty!

V T Pavithran (left) during his routine free drinking water supply at his village. Photo: Special Arrangement.

Drinking water supply is a big business in Kerala, but not for 59-year-old V T Pavithran of Kozhikode in Kerala. This humble owner of a light and sound shop at Pathiyarakkara has been on a noble mission supplying free drinking water to the people of his village who face acute water shortage during summer. His mission is simple: No one in his village should be deprived of clean water.

For the last three years, Pavithran has been providing free drinking water to the people of his village. He makes use of his water tanker vehicle to collect water from two wells in his village and deliver the water daily at the doorsteps of the people.

When the demand for water is high, he buys 1500 liters of water, spending money from his pocket for supplying it.

“I regularly collect water from two wells, the owners of which have given consent for the same. When there is a shortage, I buy water for the supply,” Pavithran told “Open Digest“.

He dedicates nearly two hours daily for supplying the water to around eight places near his locality, which includes Palliparambu, Manjelkkadavu, and Echippara.

“During the summer, there is an acute shortage of water. It’s really difficult for the people to manage things without water. Though there is a one-hour supply of water every week, the water is too salty to drink. When I realized the hardships faced by the people of my village, I decided to step in and do my bit to help them,” he said.

This noble heart, who has studied up to only the tenth standard, considers his free water supply mission as his social responsibility to help the needy.

“My wife and children are my strong supporters. I don’t have any big dreams. I just want to do my bit to help the people,” he said. For the people of Pathiyarakkara, the sight of Pavithran’s water tanker is now a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of selflessness and community spirit.

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