Petrol pump attendant made proud by daughter as she secures admission in IIT


Making her father proud! Arya Rajagopalan with her father

Life is full of inspiring stories if one cares to check them out. Like for instance the one shared by Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, the Indian Oil Corporation Chairman.

On his Twitter, Vaidya shared a post on October 6 (Wednesday), appreciating a petrol pump attendant’s daughter, who has made it to one of India’s top institutions for higher education. He was referring to Arya Rajagopalan, who is the daughter of a customer attendant at one of Indian Oil’s petrol stations in Kerala. She has secured admission to Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Vaidya on his Twitter wrote: "Let me share an inspiring story of Arya, daughter of #IndianOil's customer attendant Mr. Rajagopalan. Arya has made us proud by securing entry in IIT Kanpur. "All the best and way to go Arya!" the chairman of Indian Oil tweeted Wednesday.”

Along with his post, he also shared the picture of the father and daughter standing at the very petrol pump where Rajagopalan has been working for the last 15 years.

Going viral, the post garnered likes in thousands and was also appreciated by several people, both prominent personalities and common people.

Wishing Arya well, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri said: "Arya Rajagopal has done her father Sh Rajagopal Ji & indeed all of us associated with the country's energy sector immensely proud," he wrote.

Everyone praised Arya and congratulated her while wishing her the very best.

In a report in the Republic, it was stated that Arya had secured MTech from IIT Kanpur. On being asked what he expected from his daughter he said: "I would be wonderful if my daughter gets placed in Indian Oil Corporation, the same company I worked for since 2005.”

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