A Maharashtra woman rows 18km every day to check upon the wellbeing of tribal babies.
Relu Vasave ensures the tribals get their food and medical supplies on time.
She started visiting them after they stopped coming to the anganwadi because of the Covid-19 lockdown.
She looks after 25 newborn and malnourished children and seven pregnant women.
Relu has been crossing the mighty Narmada river five times a week regularly since April 2020.
The 27-year-old borrowed a small boat from a fisherman to travel to the hamlets.
However, her journey doesn’t end with crossing the river…
She then has to trek up a hilly terrain to reach Aligat and Dadar.
Relu told Times of India: “It is not easy to row every day….
“But that doesn’t worry me.”
The anganwadi worker’s selflessness has overwhelmed the tribals.
Shivram Vasave said: “She guides us on taking care of the child…. We are dependent on her.”