She wanted to play and grow up into a fine sportsperson, but Sakshi Tiwari had a huge problem staring at her face: there was no playground in the school she studies in.
So this smart class IX student from Kalamboli in Navi Mumbai wrote to the Prime Minister requesting him to get a playground made.
Inspired by the fact that PM Narendra Modi responds to people’s letters, Sakshi thought of writing her request to him.
She told the PM that her school, New Mumbai School in Sector 10 of the area, is in the suburbs of Navi Mumbai and has no open space needed for a playground.
Sakshi wrote that she wants to bring glory to India at the Olympics but since there is no ground at her school, she is finding the pursuit of sports very difficult.
Mumbai Mirror reports that there are two stretches of vacant land adjacent to the 150-students-strong school, most of whom hail from poor families.
“There is a very small garden adjacent to the school that is used by students. But the space isn’t enough. There are two big playgrounds near the school that belong to CIDCO (City and Industrial Development Corporation). If we are given one of these to playgrounds, it would be of great help for all of us,” read the letter.
Sakshi also received a letter from the PMO informing to her joy that her wish had been granted.
“I got an instant response from the PMO,” said a jubilant Sakshi. “Just the way girls are winning India Olympic medals, I want to win for the country too.”
According to reports CIDCO is now taking steps to find a suitable open ground for the school. CIDCO chief engineer Kiran Phanse went to the school and met with Sakshi.
The school too is very happy with what Sakshi has done.
This is also not the first time that the PM came to the aid of a young child. Previously, in June, the PMO helped a six-year-old Pune girl hailing from a poor undergo a heart surgery after she wrote to the PM seeking financial help.