Updated January 8th, 2024 at 15:31 IST
BTS Fever: 3 Teens Left Home With Just Rs 14,000 to Meet K-Pop Band in Seoul. Here’s What Happened
Girls quietly stepped out of their houses on January 4 and reached Chennai after taking a train with just Rs 14,000 in their hands & thought they could make it.
Chennai: In Karur district, three 13-year-old schoolgirls had a surprising adventure prompted by their love for BTS. One of the world's most cherished bands, and the amusing stories of their fans are always a source of entertainment. However, little did the girls know that their passion would lead them to plan a trip to a faraway place without much money and passports.
The three teenage girls are big fans of the famous Korean pop band, BTS and wanted to meet their favorite stars in Seoul, South Korea. So, with determination but with a lack of official papers, they decided to take a chance.
The girls quietly stepped out of their houses on January 4 and reached Chennai after taking a train with just Rs 14,000 in their hands and naively thought that they could make it to Seoul. After much difficulty, the girls managed into a hotel in Chennai to spend the night and were under the impression that they could make it to Seoul.
However, things took an ugly turn after on Friday, their desperate attempts to go ahead dragged them from pillar to post and they lost all energy.
Left with no choice, they boarded a train from Chennai to reach their homes. Furthermore, the girls missed their return to their home when they got down to buy food.
P Vedanayagam, head of Vellore District Child Welfare Committee said, " We learnt that the girls knew the minutest details about the BTS band and the stars, the way they dressed and what not; they had bought shoes similar to the ones used by the pop band stars. It was very clear to us that they yearned for a life of dance and music.
He added that their decision 'to go abroad' to chase their dreams was a terrible mistake and this was conveyed to them politely.
"We told the children about the importance of education and its value and advised the parents to keep an eye on what their children do," the official added.
"The family background of the children too cannot be ignored. In the case of one girl, it was a single parent. Another girl's father is mentally challenged. The mothers of these girls work as farm labourers. They have little or no time to monitor what their children do and what they want."
The kids were sent back home on Saturday after counselling.
Published January 8th, 2024 at 07:31 IST