Bhopal man's gift to Shivraj for ensuring treatment of poor children at govt's expense
BHOPAL: Lauding chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for ensuring that children belonging to poor families are treated at state government's expense, Bhopal-based Syed Haroon Rashid, drew a painting of Chouhan and his wife.
Rashid presented his painting to the couple at the CM's residence. It shows Chouhan and his wife Sadhna on the day of Karwa Chauth.
A social worker, Rashid, said that he painted the picture and gifted it as he was impressed with the CM for treating children who were suffering from serious ailments.
"I don't generally paint for others. It's my hobby, not something to earn mony. But when I personally saw so many ordinary people get benefited because they couldn't afford the cost of treatment and their kids got cured because of the scheme, I was overwhelmed".
"This is my gesture", said Rashid, who was accompanied by Narendra Joshi, Faiz Farooq, Ayesha Haroon, Asif Ali, Dinesh Mongia, Syed Nafees Ali and Abdul Aziz amongst others.
The couple was delighted to receive the photograph. "Subhana was barely six and was deaf and dumb. Her father couldn't afford the cost of treatment. However, she was sent outside Bhopal, got best treatment and now she is able to utter words, even goes to school", Rashid added.
"There is a long list. People from rural areas, whose children suffer from ailments of kidney and heart, or having cancer. When government bears the cost of treatment, it is really something that touches heart".
"This is my humble gift", added Rashid, who is descendant of the illustrious family of the Qazi of Berasia, who were especially called here by rulers during the era of princely rule in the Bhopal state.