A little girl from Lohai-Malhar village in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir has reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do something about her school that has been in bad shape for the past five years. “Please Modi ji…hamara school please acha sa banwa do (Please build a nice school for us),” the girl requests in a viral video that received nearly 2 million views on Facebook.
The four-and-a-half-minute video clip was shared on social media by a page named ‘Marmik News’. It has garnered more than 116K likes and received nearly 6,000 comments from users commending her “brave” appeal.
The girl, introduces herself as Seerat Naaz, a student of a local government high school in Lohai-Malhar village, begins her request by saying: “Modi ji kaise ho aap…maine na aapko ek baat bolni hai. Aap sabki baat sunte ho, aaj meri bhi baat suno (Modi-ji how are you… there is something I need to tell you. You listen to everyone, today you must listen to me).”
“Dekho humara farsh kitna ganda ho chuka hain. Humein yahan niche bithate hain (Look how dirty the floor is. They make us sit here).”
The girl then takes PM Modi on a virtual tour of the school building, saying, “Chalo mein aap ko bari si building dikhati hoon aapne school ki (let me show you the big building where our school is)” she said.
“Yeh dekho, pichle 5 saalon se, dekho kitni gandi building hain yahan pe. Chalo mein aap ko andar se dikhati hoon (Look how unclean the building has been for the last 5 years. Let me take you on a tour of the inside of the building)”.
“Please, aap se na request karti hoon, aap na achha sa school bana do. Humein niche baithna parta hain aur hamari uniform gandi ho jati hain aur phir humein Mamma marti hain. Humare pas bench bhi nahin hain (I request you to build us a nice school for us. Currently we have to sit on the floor because of which our uniforms get dirty. Our mothers often scolds us for getting the uniforms dirty. We don’t have benches to sit on).”
She adds, “Please Modi-ji, mein aap se request karti hoon ki achha sa bana de yeh school. Meri bhi baat sun lo (Please Modi-ji, I request you to improve the school infrastructure. Please grant my wish)”.
The little one turns her lens out towards the “toilet”. “Dekho, humara kitna ganda toilet aur tut gaya hain (Look how dirty the toilet is – and broken too).”
The girl ends the video with an appeal to PM Modi. “Modi-ji, aap poore desh ki sunte ho. Meri bhi sun lo aur achha sa humara yeh school banwa do. Bilkul sundar sa school bana do taaki humein niche na baithna padhe. Taaki Mamma na mare. Taaki achhe se padhai karein. Humara school please achhe se banwa do (Modi-ji, you listen to the entire nation. Please listen to me too and build us a good school for us. The school should be such that we don’t have to sit on the floor. So that my mother doesn’t scold me for getting my uniform dirty. So that we could all study well. Please have a nice school constructed for us),” she signs off saying.
Notably, after the video of the minor girl went viral on the internet, the director of the education department visited the school to see for himself the problems faced by the students. He also directed the engineering and administrative department to start working on renovating the school.
Naaz is now happy with the actions being taken by the administration and thanked Modi ji for the prompt action. She wants tables and benches in the school as soon as possible.
बच्ची ने प्रधानमंत्री मोदी से की थी स्कूल बनवाने की अपील , वीडियो हुआ था वायरल।
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— Panchjanya (@epanchjanya) April 20, 2023