PM Modi’s response to student wins his heart: The Tribune India


PTI

Dehradun, March 11

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s warm response to Dehradun student Anurag Ramola won his heart, especially as Modi also put the aspiring artist’s painting on his website to encourage him.

Ramola said he wrote a letter to Modi last December, expressing his admiration for the prime minister’s leadership, especially his constant engagement with young people like him through programs like “Pariksha pe Charcha” and offering them advice, notably in ‘Mann ki Baat’.

He also hailed Modi’s emphasis on a self-reliant India with the call for “voice for the local” and urging people to work for nation building.

His painting sent to the Prime Minister centered on the theme of “amrit mahotsav”, celebrating the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.

Modi, in his response, recently hailed his maturity and expressed his joy that Ramola appreciated issues related to the national interest at such a young age.

“The country is moving forward with the mantra of ‘sabka prieas’ and collective effort… Our young generation will play an important role in building a strong and prosperous India,” he wrote, wishing him to grow in life with the same constructive approach and continued success.

Modi had also awarded him the “Rashtriya Bal Puraskar” award in the art and culture category in 2021.

Expressing his joy, Ramola said he never expected a response from the Prime Minister at a time when he was dealing with so many issues. “All I wanted was for him to read my letter. Not only did he read it, but he was kind enough to reach out to me. The principal of my school gave me a thumbs up and my family is so happy,” he said.

Martha K. Merrill