Please Help My School Mates: 8-Year-Old Bengaluru Boy Writes to PM
An exasperated 8-year-old Bengaluru boy’s letter to PM regarding a 10-minute drive to school that takes 45 minutes.
Can you name an area in the suburbs of Bengaluru that has no incomplete construction work or roads without potholes for months or years?
At least 80 per cent of the people living or coming to these areas would point out at least two instances of construction work that have been stopped for months now and they have no idea who to contact to report the inconvenience.
All they can do is take on a ‘solpa adjust maadi’ (Please adjust) attitude and forget about it in a few months.
Well, this wasn’t the case with Abhinav, a student of the third standard in National Public School in Yeshwanthpur. Instead of just brooding over the inconvenience caused by an under-construction flyover across the Yeswanthpur railway gate, eight-year-old Abhinav, with help from his grandfather, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 1. And he got a reply too!
On September 11, PM Narendra Modi directed the letter to the Ministry of Railways and asked them to look into the matter.
Here is Abhinav’s letter to the Prime Minister
Dear Mr Prime Minister,
I am Abhinav, a student of National Public School, Yeswantpur, Karnataka. Our school is famous for discipline and standard. If we are late by 5 minutes, we will be punished. Our flat is only 3 km from the school. The running time for the school bus is only 10-15 minutes. But often it takes 40-45 minutes, because the railway gate at Yeswantpur will be closed. In the evenings also, the same thing is repeated. As a result, our studies as well as our health is badly affected.
This is because construction of the flyover across the railway gate at Yeswanthpur is not complete. The work cannot be completed because of the delay in getting sanction from the Defence Department. It is the only reason for all this inconvenience.
For all the students of National Public School, I humbly request you to get necessary action for the Yeswanthpur Railway gate flyover, without any delay.
Most respectfully yours
NPS Yeswanthpur, Karnataka
Prime Minister’s office has replied to Abhinav saying that his request has been sent to the Railway Ministry.
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