A baby girl born on July 1 in Chhattisgarh has been named ‘GST’ after the historic day.
On July 1, India implemented Goods and Services Tax – a first of a kind for the nation. On the very same day, a couple in Koriya, Chhattisgarh gave birth to a baby girl and named her GST after the tax services.
The father of the baby girl, Jagdish Prasad, said:
The day Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Goods and Service Tax (GST) reform as a tax revolution on July 1, my daughter was born. So I could not hold my excitement and named her GST to make this day a memorable one.
Prasad, who is a carpenter by profession, believed that this new tax reform is very important for the nation and seems to have taken this as an inspiration for his child’s name.
Live long & healthy Baby GST! ☺️ https://t.co/7gz8cOLVdL
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) July 2, 2017
Ever since the birth of the girl, villagers from far and wide have been visiting her house to see the baby and find out who ‘GST’ is. The proud parents believe that the girl has brought them fame and that because of her they are being noticed in the village.
GST was implemented on July 1 at midnight. PM Modi, President Mukherjee, Vice-President Ansari and several other dignitaries where present at the launch party of GST in the intervening night of June 30 and July 1. Experts have hailed this tax reform as the most important one since independence.
However, in state of Jammu and Kashmir, protests have been taking place against the implementation of GST as the state has always enjoyed a special status and now has to be at par with rest of the country.