13-year-old Kanpur-boy has written 37 letters to Modi. Here's whyLast updated on Jun 09, 2019, 12:27 am
Children are often the responsibility of their parents but a 13-year-old boy from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, has shown otherwise.
Sarthak Tripathi, a student of Class VIII, has been writing letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since his father lost his job at the Uttar Pradesh Stock Exchange (UPSE).
Recently, he sent out his thirty-seventh letter to PM Modi.
Here's his story.
Sarthak's father was sacked from job without prior notice
Sarthak's father, Satvijay Tripathi, was working with UPSE when he was forcefully dismissed from his job without prior notice.
After losing his job, it became difficult for Satvijay to put food on the table for his family.
Within two years of Satvijay's dismissal, Sarthak wrote 25 letters to PM Modi. Sarthak's efforts to save his family has now garnered attention.
In 2017, Sarthak wanted euthanasia for his family
In 2017, ANI spoke to Sarthak and his family. Back then, he wanted PM Modi to grant euthanasia to his family.
While interacting with the news agency, Satyajit said he knocked several doors from Finance Ministry to President's but to no avail.
He alleged seniors told him to either leave job willingly or they would resort to "other ways".
Sarthak wants PM Modi to reinstate his father's job
Although Sarthak was left disappointed as he got no reply from his 'Modi Baba' (as he likes to call PM Modi), his efforts did not stop.
On Friday, in his thirty-seventh letter to PM Modi, he requested him to reinstate his father's job.
Reportedly, he explained the difficulties his family is going through because of the unemployment of his father.
His family is also receiving death threats
Further, in his letter, Sarthak wrote, "I have heard the slogan - Modi hai toh mumkin hai. That is why I request you (PM Modi) to please hear me out once."
Meanwhile, his father has been receiving death threats due to Sarthak's constant letters to the PM.
"They threaten to kill my father and the whole family," Sarthak alleged.
He wants justice for his father as per the law
Notably, Sarthak wants justice for his father as per the law of the land. Apart from Satvijay, more than 56 employees of the UPSE were allegedly sacked from their jobs and are struggling since then.