A 6-year-old girl’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gone viral wherein the girl has complained how things such as pencil, eraser, and Maggi have become expensive.
While the opposition parties across the nation continue to protest against price rise, the letter by little girl sheds light on the fact that an issue such as price rice deeply affect all Indian citizens – young or old.
The girl, identified as Kriti Dubey, studies in class 1 and belongs to the Chhibramau town in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj district.
In the letter gone viral, the 6-year-old Kriti writes, “My name is Kriti Dubey. I study in class 1. Modiji, you have caused an immense price rise. Even my pencil and rubber (eraser) have become expensive and the price of Maggi has also gone up. Now my mother beats me for asking for a pencil. What should I do? Other kids steal my pencil.”
Her innocent complaint received overwhelmingly positive reactions by netizens on Twitter. After the picture of the letter went viral, Kriti’s father spoke to TOI and said that it’s his daughter’s own “Mann ki Baat”.
Back in 2021, a 6-year-old girl in J&K went viral thanks to a similar complaint where she complained how taking online classes during COVID-19 is a hassle.
The Facts of the Matter
In India, we have all heard of the phrase “bacche, mann ke sacche (kids are the most honest)”. 6-year-old Kriti from Uttar Pradesh recently proved the phrase true by writing an adorable and important letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The class 1 student from Kannauj district’s Chhibramau town wrote a letter about price rise, and its effects on her.
“Pradhan Mantri Ji”
In her letter written in Hindi, Kriti Dubey addresses PM Modi as “pradhanmantri ji”. She goes on to write how he PM Modi has caused immense price rise, which has led to the cost of pencil and eraser also getting more expensive.
She added how the price of Maggi noodles has also increased and how her mother beats her for asking for a pencil.
फर्स्ट क्लास में पढ़ने वाली कृति ने प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी को पेंसिल-रबड़ के दाम बढ़ने पर एक खत लिखा है। खत में बच्ची ने लिखा: पेंसिल-रबड़ और मेरी मैगी का भी दाम बढ़ा दिया है, अब मेरी मां पेंसिल मांगने पर मारती है'। #NarendraModi #Kannauj pic.twitter.com/UfeuIC9msI
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“Mother beats for asking pencil”
“My name is Kriti Dubey. I study in class 1. Modi ji, you have caused immense price rise. Even my pencil and rubber (eraser) have got costlier and the price of Maggi has been increased, too. Now my mother beats me for asking for a pencil. What shall I do? Other kids my pencil,” her letter read.
Her own “Mann Ki Baat”: Father of Girl Who Wrote Letter to PM
After the letter went viral on social media, Kriti’s father, Mr. Vishal Dubey, said that his daughter decided to write a letter after she got annoyed over her mother scolding her after losing a pencil at school. He added how this is her daughter’s own “Mann Ki Baat”, making a reference to PM Modi’s weekly show with the same name.
“Will help her in any way”: SDM
Meanwhile, Chhibramau Sub Divisional Magistrate Ashok Kumar told media that he too came to know about the letter through social media. He added that he is ready to help the child and would try that the letter reaches the concerned authorities.
“Under personal capacity, at this point of time, I am ready to help the child in any way, besides will try my best ensure that her letter reaches responsible authorities,” he was quoted saying.