Govt will make arrangements for education of Manpreet, 2 sisters: CM

Video of young child selling papad and roasted chana went viral on social media recently.

Govt will make arrangements for education of Manpreet, 2 sisters: CM

Manpreet used to sell roasted chanas, papad and golgappas to earn a livelihood. File photo

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, September 15

The Chief Minister on Monday talked to Manpreet Singh, a young child, whose video of selling papad and roasted chana went viral on social media recently.

Capt Amarinder Singh talked to him through three video calls on the mobile phone of Deputy Commissioner Gurdeep Singh Khaira. He assured him of all types of help.

‘A true example of Punjabiyat’

Appreciating Manpreet Singh, the CM said he was a true example of Punjabiyat as he was striving to earn a livelihood for the family and refused to take offerings. He instructed the Deputy Commissioner to help the family in every possible way. Impressed by his grit of selling roasted chanas, papad and golgappas to earn a livelihood rather than having easy money, the CM announced a Rs 5-lakh grant for him.

The government would also make arrangements for the education of Manpreet Singh and his two elder sisters, said the CM.

Appreciating Manpreet Singh, he said he was a true example of Punjabiyat as he was striving to earn a livelihood for the family and refused to take offerings. He instructed the Deputy Commissioner to help the family in every possible way.

Impressed by his grit of selling roasted chanas, papad and golgappas to earn a livelihood rather than having easy money, the CM announced a Rs5-lakh grant for him. Manpreet Singh said he felt very happy talking to the CM who appreciated and encouraged him. He said he would work hard and study to strengthen the economic condition of his family.

He also expressed his gratitude to the Punjab CM for providing financial support to them.

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