Koppal: Childless woman donates land worth crore to school, mothers 200 kids

Daijiworld Media Network – Koppal (MS)

Koppal, Jan 23: In an exceptional gesture, a woman donated the land that was her livelihood, to a school. Now, she works as the chief cook in the same school and finds happiness in feeding the students of the school.

Ironically, Hucchamma Chowdri (75), known as the mother of mothers, is childless. She lives in Kunikeri village of the district. She was married as a child to Basappa Chowdri. However, the couple could not have any children.

Her Basappa passed away 30 years ago. Hucchamma lived a very lonely life after she was widowed. She was doing agriculture for a living in the two acres of land she owned beside the village. In the meantime, need for a new school building arose in Kunikeri village and none in the village was ready to donate a land for the purpose. However, Hucchamma went ahead and donated one acre of her land in the beginning. But it did not stop there. Later, the need for playground at school cropped up, she willingly gave away the only other acre of land she had.

Now a well-equipped school has come up in the land donated by Hucchamma. If someone asks Hucchamma what she will do for a living as she has given all the land she had to the school, she quips that if someone provides her two square meals a day, it is more than sufficient for her. Now she works as a cook in the same school.

Hucchamma says that all the 300 children studying in the school are her children. She feeds hot meals everyday to these children. With steel factories having come up in Kunikeri village, the land prices have shot up and Hucchamma could have easily earned Rs 1 crore by selling her property. But Hucchamma has no regrets. She says that if she gets food till she is alivem, that is more than enough for her.

Hucchamma, who is 75 now, does the cooking for mid day meals in the school everyday. When the school is closed for holidays she works as a labourer. Though Hucchamma is a popular person now who is felicitated by many organizations she prefers to work as a cook and labourer.

The society, which is divided on caste and religion, needs more human beings like Hucchamma to erase inequality and bring in harmony.




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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Tue, Jan 25 2022

    She is the epitome of selflessness. I think she has mother Theresa's re-incarnation. May she be blessed with good health and mind to to serve those many young children.

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  • KvKamath, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    She is a generous and noble heart lady.May lord bless her with her choicest wish. None troubled her or grabbed her land. She is blessed by the lord.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    She should have donated to some charity organization or among needy people. Government is not running short of land nor cash. People are paying heavily by way of taxes and other revenues being collected from people.

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  • martin, bantwal

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    my SALUTE to this amazing lady.. world has much to learn from this noble lady. without much fanfare .. without publicity.. without expecting anything in RETURN whatever she could do she DID!! as the bible says in Mathew 6:3 "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,"

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  • Dinesh, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    What a generous heart she has.. very few people have this.. Worthy of praise. The school to be named as "Hucchamma school" in memory of her name. God loves Hucchamma that you have donated everything what you had.

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  • Loraine, Udupi/ Brahmagiri

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    It would be nice if the concerned school recognises her generosity and provide her a decent home to live in and look after her in her old age. Concerned gram panchayat should make arrangements to see she gets medical benefits from the government. Good many times the help done in good interest is overlooked. Having got a free land for school purposes cannot shun the eye of the grampanchayat. They ve to take measures to provide her security.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    This is our culture!

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    What a noble lady with a open heart. Shankar, Mangaluru- does this Culture also in our politics and government offices?

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  • ALEX, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    Hats off to you for your generous spirit .If more and more people are generous ,considerate and content as you ,world would be a much better place.how rightly said 2 square meals are sufecient

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    Kudos to the great lady - my salutes to her . I pray to Govt of the day to appreciate her sacrifice and allot her monthly pension as well as Care Card which will ensure her well being in case she needs it.

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    Hats off to this lady! We, the educated people, have to learn a lot of lessons from her. It is people like her, Harekala Hajabba, etc. who should be our - and our children's - role models. May God grant her good health.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    salute to the great lady...she should be given the highest civilian honour and not cricket stars and celebrities who just play or act, amass money and dont give anything to society..only Sallu mia is an exception

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  • Joy, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    What he gave back? Bad words?

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    Pray that the children who study in the school remain in gratitude and take care of her. Gratitude to the institution from where one studied is largely missing in India now, even then, I hope.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    Great gesture by the lady. I am surprised not a word has been said about the school. Is it a privately owned school? If it is a Government school, the Government would have either no shortage of land, or if the land was acquired from an individual, the Government would pay compensation. I think there is much more to the story than the gullible lady.

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  • sushil, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    What a great act of kindness from this selfless kind Hearted soul. This lady should have been in the prime news time of Media, Instead they are busy propagating hate between caste and religion. My salute to this lady for her great gesture. The day India educates every dalit and backward community and give them economical and social status they richly deserve as Majority community the politics of untouchability will be over and India will be great and the bogey of conversion will Stop.

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  • Vishwadeepak, Mangalore/dxb

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    Hucchamma proves ..her name..! It's..rules set by society..with boundaries is to prove to be insane or sane.! She is beyond..so is her name..selfless..koodos amma.

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  • Anton, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 24 2022

    The school which has inherited her property has the responsibility to look after her till the end of her life.

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Sun, Jan 23 2022

    O Lord kindly grant this childless Generous Lady a good place in your Wonderful Kingdom to be with you for Eternity with Joy and Bliss !!!

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  • mohan prabhu, Mangalore/Canada

    Sun, Jan 23 2022

    What a noble gesture. She is the Mother Theresa of the community. God will surely bless her. She feels that when she passes away, having no children there will be heirs coming out of the woodwork to claim her property, and she cannot anything with her.

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