Karnataka girl Namana's letter to Modi gets a response

Courtesy: The Hindu
Namana a schoolgirl from Karnataka never expected to become a local saviour. Thanks to her, officials and elected representatives are now addressing the concerns she had raised.

Since Monday, officials have been visiting Alekhan Horatti, a tiny village in the Western Ghats in Mudigere taluk of Chikkamagaluru district, following a directive from the Prime Minister's Office to attend to issues raised by her. 

The village with 35 families and 300 people doesn't even have a motorable road. Power plays truant while health facilities are lax.

After hearing about the PM's response to kids' concerns, Namana, a student of the Moorarji Desai Residential School in Mudigere's Bidarahalli, wrote a letter in English to the PM on October 6 outlining the lack of basic facilities at her home towm which is 45kms from Chikkamagaluru.

After two months went by without a response, she had lost hope. But Namana and her family were in for a surprise when they were informed about the PMO's directive to the Chikkamagaluru district administration. The PMO asked officials to look into their request early December.

Earlier this week, officials visited the village and have assured villagers their problems would be looked into. Though Namana does not stay at the village, her parents and younger brother live there. She's happy that officials are looking into the problems.

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