Inspired by the PM, a retired lady pensioner donates Rs. 50,000/-Prime Minister Narendra Modi today cited the case of an octogenarian retired lady teacher who has donated Rs 50,000/- for the Govt. programme to replace the smoke-emitting "chulhas" (stoves) on which many poor women of the country have to cook food. "An 84-year-old retired lady teacher, who has given up her LPG subsidy, wrote to me praising the programme to supply cooking gas to poor women to give them relief from 'chulha' smoke, and has sent a donation of Rs 50,000 for the programme," the Prime Minister said in his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio address.
I hereby convey my utmost respect to the retired lady teacher for her extremely generous act. This is because I know how Indian women suffer due to 'chulha' smoke. My mother used such 'chulha' for more then 20 years. As a result, she has now been suffering from heart problem, which is only managed and can't be permanently cured.
Hat's off to the retired lady teacher, whose name I could not find till now!