Cancer patient aided by Taniskha member
SOLAPUR: Firdos Patel, Tanishka Women’s Dignity Foundation member and chairperson of the women and child welfare committee of Solapur Municipal Corporation has donated Rs 25,000 for the treatment of a cancer patient instead of spending the amount during the recently concluded Muharram procession at Maulali Chowk area in the city. The cancer patient, Rizwan Maniar, belongs to a poor family.
A cheque of Rs 25,000 was handed over to the cancer patient some time back this month.
Muharram is observed with religious fervour for the past six decades in Maulali Chowk area. The traffic square has earned its name from the annual procession. A lot of money is spent by the devotees on the procession. Rizwan, a resident of Maulali Chowk area, was diagnosed with cancer a few months earlier. She is a housewife while her husband is employed in a bakery. The family does not have adequate funds for her medical treatment. Therefore, Tanishka Women’s Dignity Foundation member Firdos Patel decided to provide her with some financial assistance. Members of the Yashada Yuvati Foundation also donated some amount to Rizwan. Those present on the occasion included Tanishka Women’s Dignity Foundation members Swati Aware, Manisha Udanshiva, Mumtaz Gaur, Dilshad Kaladagi, Razia Pathan and Shaukat Pathan.