First-grader writes a touching letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Maggi and more expensive pencils. In this letter that she wrote in Hindi, 6-year-old Kriti Dubey of Chhibramau in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj discussed her struggles.
My name is Kriti Dubey, and I’ve sent you a letter that has gone popular on social media. I attend class 1. You, Modi, have significantly raised prices. Even my pencil and rubber [eraser] are now more expensive, and Maggi is now more expensive as well. Now that I’ve asked for a pencil, my mother is beating me. So what do I do? My pencil is stolen by other youngsters.
Her father and advocate Vishal Dubey has confirmed the letter on social media. He told media outlets, “It’s my daughter’s Mann ki Baat. She got annoyed recently when her mother scolded when she lost her pencil in school.”
This, however, is not the first time that children have complained about something to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Last year, a 6-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir shared a video about being unhappy with online classes taking place due to the coronavirus pandemic. She also talked about homework and long classes.
Soon after this video went viral, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said he has directed the school education department to come out with a policy within 48 hours. Sinha wrote, “Very adorable complaint. Have directed the school education department to come out with a policy within 48 hours to lighten burden of homework on school kids. Childhood innocence is gift of God and their days should be lively, full of joy and bliss.”