Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Manipur Forest and Agriculture Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh have been deeply touched with a viral picture of a 10-year-old girl from Manipur attending her class in the village school with her two-year-old sister sleeping in her lap.
The Manipur minister said that the girl from Tamenglong was babysitting her sister while her parents were out working in the fields. He also wrote in the comments section that he has spoken to her family and will personally finance her education till she graduates.
“Her dedication for education is what left me amazed! This 10-year-old girl named Meiningsinliu Pamei from Tamenglong, Manipur attends school babysitting her sister, as her parents were out for farming & studies while keeping her younger sister in her lap,” tweeted Singh.
“As soon I noticed this news on social media, we traced her family & asked them to bring her to Imphal. Spoke to her family that I will personally take care of her education till she graduates. Proud of her dedication!” he said.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan wrote, “This powerful image represents the aspirations of our children, especially girls. Absolutely in awe of young Meiningsinliu Pamei for her dedication for education and her sheer determination to carve out a better life for herself. My blessings to her.”