Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday became emotional while interacting with a daughter of a beneficiary of the government schemes who was visually challenged.
PM became emotional
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the “Utkarsh Samaroh” in Gujarat’s Bharuch via video conferencing. According to reports, the event was organized to mark the 100 percent saturation of four key state government schemes in the district which will help provide timely financial assistance to those in need.
PM Modi interacted with the beneficiaries of the ‘Utkarsh Initiative’, before addressing the event today, and spoke about how the schemes by the state governments and how is it shaping their lives.
PM Modi interacted with one of the beneficiaries Ayub Patel before addressing the program virtually.
Patel shared with PM Modi how his eyesight got affected when he was in Saudi Arabia. “I had gone to Saudi Arabia when I used some eye drop…” When the PM asked him what the doctors suggested, the man told him – “There is no solution now… It’s glaucoma.”
Wants to become a Doctor
Ayub, further, told PM Modi during the interaction that he has three daughters. “My daughters are studying – one in class 8 and the other in class 12, and the third one is in class 1. The government will take care of the youngest one’s education till class 8. The other two also get a scholarship.” Ayub also told that one of them wanted to become a doctor.
Speaking directly to the daughter, who was sitting next to her father, the Prime Minister asked why she wanted to be a doctor.
“I want to become a doctor because of many reasons but mostly because of the problems my dad has been through,” the girl replied before bursting into tears.
In response, PM Modi remained silent for a few moments before responding, “Your compassion is your strength,” he said.
Later, the prime minister extended his support to the man and his family, and said “Let me know if you need any help to fulfill the dream of your daughters,” and spoke to him about Eid and Ramadan celebrations.
#WATCH | While talking to Ayub Patel, one of the beneficiaries of govt schemes in Gujarat during an event, PM Modi gets emotional after hearing about his daughter's dream of becoming a doctor & said, "Let me know if you need any help to fulfill the dream of your daughters" pic.twitter.com/YuuVpcXPiy
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The district administration had carried out the “Utkarsh Initiative” from January 1 to March 31 this year, with the purpose to ensure the complete coverage of schemes providing assistance to widows, elderly and needy citizens.
A total of 12,854 beneficiaries were identified across the four schemes, the Prime Minister’s Office said.