Mission Fateh: District Administration provides cheque of Rs 30,000 to elderly woman
Chief Minister had directed district administration to help elderly woman living in a rented house in Shimlapuri area
Ludhiana: On the directions of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the District Administration, through the District Red Cross Society, today provided financial help of Rs 30,000 to Nirmala Kaur (70), a resident of New Shimlapuri area of Ludhiana. The Chief Minister had directed the District Administration Ludhiana to help the elderly woman staying in a rented house in New Shimlapuri area of the city. The Chief Minister came to know about this woman during his #AskCaptain Facebook Live session yesterday, when he was answering to questions of citizens.
The cheque of Rs 30,000 was handed over to Nirmala Kaur by District Red Cross Society Ludhiana secretary Balbir Chand Ayry and Lokesh Aggarwal.
It is pertinent to mention that the Chief Minister had come to know about the problems being faced by one Nirmala Kaur (70), wife of Darshan Singh, a resident of New Shimlapuri area of the Ludhiana city. A person named Kulwant Singh had brought this matter to the notice of the Chief Minister and had stated that Nirmala Kaur stays in a rented house along with her 11-year-old grandson and a granddaughter. She takes care of her family by running a small stall “khokha”, but due to lockdown, she was suffering financially and could not pay her house rent of 4 months and her landlord had asked her to vacate her house due to non payment of rent.
On getting to know about Nirmala Kaur’s situation, Chief Minister Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh immediately directed the Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana to help the elderly woman, who, after the death of his son, is living in a rented house along with her grandchildren. He directed the Deputy Commissioner to ensure that they should clear her pending rent as well as pay rent for one year, besides all costs for her treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) should be borne by the district administration.
Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Sharma informed that under the Mission Fateh of the Punjab government and following the orders of Chief Minister, the District Administration have provided financial help to the woman, have promised free medical treatment and all possible help in the future as well.