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Joy Milakhel leaves indelible marks in the realm of child rights in Mysuru

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Mysuru: Joy Milakhel a known name in the field of child rights, who passed away on Wednesday, had made Mysuru his second home.

A native of Kerala, Joy worked for the welfare of slum dwellers and children from underprivileged classes to ensure better education and health for them.

Joy was born to Verghese and Eliyamma couple, Chertala in Kerala. He came to Mysuru in the early 80’s.

It was in the year 1984, Joy founded Rural Literacy and Health Program (RLHP). Under the banner of RLHP, involved himself in the study of 54 slums in Mysuru.

With a focus on Jyothi Nagar, Joy spread awareness among slum dwellers and gave them a ray of hope, for the betterment of  their livelihood.
 
Joy later founded Ashakirana, a dedicated shelter for orphaned children. 
 
Joy and his wife Philomena extensively worked for the cause of slum dwellers for several years. 
 
Hundreds of people who were associated with RLHP have condoled Joy’s demise.
 
Joy passed away after a prolonged illness on Wednesday.
 
– Team Mysoorunews
 
 
 

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