Pune: Vaishali Yadav, who underwent a major heart surgery last week with help from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is one of the happiest persons today.
The six-year old Class II student, living in Raigad Colony here in a one-room setup with her father, uncle and grandmother was pleasantly surprised to get a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself.
As per a report in The Times of India, she had written to the Prime Minister last week - her second letter to 'Modi sarkar', as she fondly says.
In the first letter, in January this year, she had sought financial help which was promptly granted following which she underwent surgery.
Vaishali, who suffered from a hole in her heart, had explained her health condition and her family’s financial inability to meet the huge medical expenses in her letter to the PM.
Within a week, the Prime Minister’s Office had alerted the Pune district administration, prompting them to help the girl.
The district authorities had traced the family’s address and rushed the girl to city-based Ruby Hall Clinic where she was successfully operated free of charge on June 2.
Now, in response to the second letter, in which Vaishali thanked PM Modi for arranging the surgery, the Prime Minister again replied to the child.
She had even attached a drawing for him.
A hand-signed letter from Modi was received by her uncle Pratap on Monday evening, as per the Daily.
"Can anyone imagine getting a letter from the PM, that too a family like ours that stays in a 10x10 ft room? Even the postman had to take some effort to find our place. But seeing the PM's seal on the envelope, he made sure we got the letter in time," Vaishali's uncle Pratap was quoted by TOI as saying.