Dedicated Indian dad takes his baby daughter to work as a Rickshaw driver
Mother died during childbirth; he is gratified by offers of help
In a true sign of dedication to family, an Indian Rickshaw driver, unable to pay for babysitters, bravely takes his one-month old daughter with him to work. His story has inspired others and he has since received offers of help from others.
In a true sign of dedication to family, an Indian Rickshaw driver, unable to pay for babysitters, bravely takes his one-month old daughter with him to work.
The 38-year-old father says he was forced to take the baby to work with him in Bharatpur city everyday because he has no other relatives to care for her.
"Since then there has been no-one to look after my daughter, I keep her with me even when I pull my rickshaw," he explains.
Fate threw he family yet another unexpected twist when baby Damini was rushed to hospital in Jaipur city after she became critically ill.
In intensive care, she was admitted with septicaemia, anemia and severe dehydration. The newborn baby girl is now on the mend and said to be in a stable condition.
Jatav was married to his wife for 15 years before she passed away after giving birth to their daughter.
"We had this baby after 15 years of our marriage, my wife was so happy when we were blessed with a daughter, but it is very sad she passed away."
Since then, Jatav has been overwhelmed by offers of help after his story emerged in the media. It's believed the Indian authorities are now stepping in to help Jatav after hearing of his plight.
The Rickshaw is the world's oldest form of wheeled transportation and in India today Rickshaws are still a major method of taxi style transportation for people taking short journeys. Multitudes ride them to and from work. Business people going to appointments use them. Women travel on them for shopping and children going to and from school ride on Rickshaws.
They are also used for moving goods and courier jobs. The government promotes their use as they are non-polluting. According to official records over 7 million Rickshaws are in use in India today.
© 2012, Catholic Online. Distributed by NEWS CONSORTIUM.
- - -
Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
Keywords: India, Rickhaw drivers, family, baby daughter, father, dedication
Rate This Article
Leave a Comment
More Asia Pacific News
- Chinese hackers gained valuable information in Google breech years ago
- Savage and Deadly, Cyclone Mahasen batters Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, moves into India
- Indian families go to drastic measures to protect daughters from rape
- Organ Trafficking: Indian family says their young daughter was killed for organ harvesting
- NK's Kim Jong-Un appoints THIRD army chief in less than two years
- Astonishing miracle in the heinous Bangladesh building collapse: 'God is so merciful!'
- Children as young as five years old forced to work in India's coal mines
- China deals major financial blow to Kim Jong Un
- Five killed in sharp, violent volcanic eruption in the Philippines
- Fr. Paul Schenck: Finding Living Faith on Catechetical Sunday
- The Movie Yellow: Incest as 'Normal' and Cassavates's Slides Into the World of Woes
- The Chicago School Teachers Strike Reveals the Need For School Choice
- The Sexual Barbarians and the Dissolution of Culture
- The Happy Priest Challenges Us to Ask: Who is Jesus to Me?
- Michael Coren on Canadian Public Schools: Teachers, leave those kids alone
- We Cannot Ignore Our Consciences: Cardinal Dolan On Religious Liberty
- In the Face of Danger, Successor of Peter Travels to Lebanon as a Messenger of Peace
- Reflections on the Dignity and Vocation of Women: Who or What?