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Orphan kids wrote a letter to PM Modi; Read Modi’s amazing reply and how he solved their problem

This is a heart-wrenching story of a brother-sister duo. These children are staying at a shelter home as their father had expired few years ago and their mother was murdered in 2013. She was a daily wage worker. But after their death, they had no one to depend on and had to stay at a shelter home.

Their home was in R K Puram area in Sarawada village. So the police had conducted a survey of the locked house where they found a sum of 96,500 in denominations of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. Even some jewellery was found. The police had surveyed the room on instructions of Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Kota.

Gurubaxani, chairman of CWC said that, CWC had written to RBI on March 17 to facilitate exchange of the notes. But RBI replied through a mail on March22 and said that it’s unable to exchange the old currency notes.

So after the RBI denied exchanging of the old bank notes, the children wrote to PM Modi to help them in exchanging the Rs 96,500 old currency notes.

The elder child was 16-year-old Sooraj Banjara and his sister Saloni 12-year-old. The brother of the 12-year-old girl wishes to fix deposit the money in a bank in her sister’s name.

Finally PM Modi saved these kids from further trouble:

PM Modi replied to their letter and sanctioned Rs 50,000 from Prime Minister’s Discretionary Fund (PMDF). PM Modi also insured Sooraj and Saloni under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti BeemaYojana (PMJJBY). Apart from all these, a sum of Rs 1710 insurance premium was released in advanced for a period of 5 years.

What PM Modi replied?

Modi said that “although the sanctioned amount and insurance premium may not be sufficient for resolution of your problems, but I am sure that such assistance will certainly reduce your problems to some extent”.


Rajat Bhandary

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