Dharmendra Pradhan wins hearts on Twitter, pitches in to help Octogenarian idli seller

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Steel, Petroleum & Natural Gas
Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Steel, Petroleum & Natural Gas

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan today won the hearts of Twitterati when he pitched in to help an octogenarian selling idlis in a village in Coimbatore get LPG connection. Kamalathal, the octogenarian lives in a village in Coimbatore and runs a small enterprise of selling idlis, that too for Rs. 1 a piece to make it affordable for workers of the village.

Story of Kamalathal was shared on Twitter by industrialist Anand Mahindra, who wrote “One of those humbling stories that make you wonder if everything you do is even a fraction as impactful as the work of people like Kamalathal. I notice she still uses a wood-burning stove. If anyone knows her I’d be happy to ‘invest’ in her business & buy her an LPG fueled stove.”

Dharmendra Pradhan, who is on tour to the Gulf nations to attend 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable Conference and bilateral meetings, took notice of the tweet. Taking time out of his busy schedule, he immediately directed officials to ensure Kamalathal gets LPG connection. Within a day, LPG connection was issued to Kamalathal. 

Sharing photo of Kamalathal receiving the LPG connection in a tweet, Minister Pradhan wrote, “Salute the spirit and commitment of Kamalathal. Glad to having helped her through local OMC officers in getting LPG connection. Society must empower such hard working people who defy all odds.”

This gesture received accolades on social media with people praising the gesture of minister.

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