K Krishna Murthy, a head constable attached to Parvatipuram town police station, has gone out of his way to help the poor and the needy.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Murthy selected 30 poor people every month to provide them with essentials. Presently, he focuses on supplying warm clothes to the poor and abandoned as the temperature dropped during the winter. He procures the requirements and other supplies, spending his salary every month. He pays Rs 10,000 from his salary every month to help the needy. “I have been supporting the poor since 2017. I get a Rs 45,000 take-home salary and spend only Rs 10,000 for the social service,” Murthy informed.
“He came to our village to help the poor on the request of his colleague, who hails from our village,” he remarked. Murthy’s colleague Aluru Atchyuta Rao said his friend provides groceries to the orphanages and nursing homes.
Aside from conferring a helping hand to the needy, Krishna also distributes books to students on certain birthdays and important dates. He further tells, “On birthdays of prominent leaders, such as Dr Abdul Kalam, Swami Vivekananda, Mother Teresa and Dr B R Ambedkar, I distribute books. Reading their autobiographies, I hope these kids wish to become good humanitarians. This exercise also motivates them to read.”