When Sweety’s accident happened in Greater Noida, her father Shiv was at home in Daniawan village in Patna, 1,000 km away. He could reach only the next day after getting the information about the accident. However, this time he did not have to wave for help. The biggest reason for this is Sweety’s friends, teachers, college mates and some strangers. Everyone united in their plea to save Sweety’s life. Sweety’s senior Ashirvad Mani Tripathi says, “I had heard that your family is your friends who are not at home. Now I see it too.” Ashirvad and Karan Pandey were the first to reach the Kailash hospital after hearing about the accident. Karsoni and Anganba were there. Sweety was unconscious despite minor injuries. Ashirwad said, “We were told that he had severe head injuries and multiple fractures. On December 31, Sweety, her flatmates Karsoni and Anganba went to buy some groceries to celebrate the New Year. While returning, the car hit near the flat.
The friend signed the form at the hospital
Karsoni Dong, Sweety’s flatmate and a junior in college, said, “After a loud explosion, I fell down and was unconscious for a few seconds.” When I regained consciousness I saw blood pouring from Sweety’s ear. I checked his heartbeat. A passer-by took us to the hospital. Some told us it was a white Santro. The first responders at the hospital were Sweetie’s close friends, who panicked. Sweety was unconscious with bleeding from her ear. Doctors said that he had suffered a brain injury. “We had to contact his parents but his phone was password locked,” said Ashirwad. About two hours after the accident, around 11 pm, the father was able to speak to Shiva. However, surgery cannot wait, and the treatment requires the consent of doctors. That was the hardest part because his parents weren’t here and the operation had to be done right away. It was in such a situation that Aashirvad signed the form. And the biggest challenge was finding money for the treatment. Aashirwad and Karan raised Rs 40,000 through friends they knew first. On the other hand, Shivam Singh, Karan and Sweety’s batchmate filed a police case for hit and run. The next day, Karan and others went among the students in all the classes of the college, demanding more money for the treatment.
College faculty and staff helped
Another student Prateek Mishra started a donation campaign of Rs 500 from the students of the college canteen. After this, not only Sweetie’s classmates, but also Junior and the teacher helped. 60,000 was received from this but now it is not enough. By January 3, Sweety was in a coma and the hospital bill reached Rs 2.5 lakh. His parents could not afford to pay this bill. That’s when the social media posts started. From WhatsApp to Instagram, LinkedIn and a college group called ‘Gniot Confessions’, Sweety was emotionally appealed to. In Sweety’s case, the stronger the challenge, the stronger the public support. Pankaj Singh, Head of Admission Cell, Sweety College, Greater Noida Institute of Technology, said, “Teachers and college staff went into mission mode to collect money for Sweety’s treatment. We were all inspired by how the students stood. The wall behind Sweety.
Everyone’s favorite sweetie in college
Also, Ashirvad, who works at a tech firm in Greater Noida, said everyone has special reasons to like Sweety. She is everyone’s favorite. All his friends admire his courage. Ashirwad said that the college had a sports meet in November 2021. Sweety was supposed to participate in a relay race, but she refused. Finally, we got her to participate and her team won the silver medal. Along with the college, social media and newspapers were full of his stories. It mentioned that a girl from Patna village, the daughter of an agricultural laborer, had left home for a degree and a job. There was talk that she would give a better life to her parents who touched many hearts.
10 lakhs were collected by the police at one go
Gautam Buddha Nagar Police Commissioner Lakshmi Singh said some cases touch your heart. When we spoke to Sweety’s parents, we learned about the family’s humble background. The daughter was sent to achieve something big in life. Now we had to do something beyond the police. Lakshmi Singh then asked the Noida policemen to pay one day’s salary for Sweetie’s treatment. Out of this Rs.10 lakh was immediately raised. By then, the fund for Sweetie’s treatment had reached Rs 29 lakh. “We initially targeted Rs 5 lakh, but the students themselves raised Rs 7 lakh,” he said.
Sweety first asked, where is my phone?
Ashirvad said January 4 is a day of relief for Sweetie’s friends who came out of coma. On January 8, he spoke for the first time and asked where his phone was. Sweety also remembered her phone’s password and some of her friends started crying with joy after seeing all this. Sweety is now under the strict observation of neurosurgeons at Kailash Hospital. Hospital director Dr. BK Sharma said that Sweety is recovering well after the head surgery on January 1 and has started talking a little. She recognizes her family. As she becomes more stable, more orthopedic treatment will continue. Neurosurgeon Dr. Sweety is now under the care of Alok Dubey. Orthopedic specialist at the hospital, Dr. Bharat Durgya said. Anesthesia will be required for the surgery, he said. Before that the head injury should be fixed. Sweetie has a broken tibia and fibula in her left leg that will require surgery. There is a fracture in the right leg, which will be fixed with a plaster.
Will Sweetie’s last year be any worse?
Sweety is doing B.Tech in Electrical & Communication. Her final semester paper started from January 6, but due to the accident, she could not attend it. This will ruin his year. Dhiraj Gupta, director of GNIOT, said Sweety is an excellent student. Even though he is bound by the rules, Dr. APJ told to send to Abdul Kalam Technical University. If the University deems fit, a special examination may be conducted for Sweety if she is qualified to write the paper. If this is not possible the paper will have to be given next year.
Father said – my daughter is lucky
On the other hand, Sweety’s father says that all this is a later matter. The important thing now is that his daughter is alive. All this was possible with the help of friends and many strangers. My daughter is lucky to have such friends. It was beyond imagination that I could make so much money and everything else. Along with this, he brings a bit of relief even under heavy tension.