Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Thursday broke down when a class nine student girl read out a letter describing agony of unborn girl children to highlight the issue of female foeticide at a function in the Kheda district.
Patel had gone to the Harej primary school to enrol students as a part of annual school enrolment drive of the Gujarat government.
During the function, student Ambika Gohel read out a letter from an unborn girl child to her mother requesting to allow her to take birth in the world.
The heart touching presentation of the pain of meeting death, without even being allowed to born, moved one and all and even Ambika started crying.
The 74-year-old first woman chief minister of Gujarat, who is considered to be a strict task master, could not prevent tears rolling down her eyes.
After Ambika read out the letter, Anandiben hugged the girl as both of them were seen crying.
Patel was later seen wiping her tears with a napkin.