In a real-life example of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, a 99-year-old from Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli district sells chana (boiled chickpea) to earn a livelihood and support his family financially.
The viral video shot by a customer shows Singh standing by a table roadside and preparing chana for the customer answering questions asked by him. The old man goes ahead to say that he has a big family and "doesn't want to be a burden on (his) kids".
A 98 yr old man who sells chana outside his village in UP’s Rae Bareli was felicitated yesterday by @VaibhavIAS .The gentleman’s story gained traction after this viral video shot by a customer where he can be heard saying this is not out of compulsion but to stay fit ... pic.twitter.com/oLokIr3dMj— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey) March 5, 2021
As the video attracted netizens for its rawness and hard work of the man, it garnered the attention of the administration as well.
Uttar Pradesh government facilitated Singh for his self-reliance and choice of being independent at his age. District Magistrate Vaibhav Srivastava awarded Singh with Rs. 11,000 cash, a stick, shawl, and a ration.
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DM Srivastava was noted saying that funds for constructing a toilet were also provided to the nonagenarian. He also called Singh an inspiration for a society showing a path for self-reliance.
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