The pandemic has been disastrous for global citizens in more ways than one. Repeated lockdowns have rendered several people jobless and many families have fallen to hard times. Amid this, a video of a 10-year-old kid selling socks on the streets of Ludhiana went viral on social media breaking millions of hearts. It was apparently a last-ditch effort by him to support his family.
When approached by a man who offered to buy the socks, Vansh refused the extra Rs 50 that the customer who shot the video offered him. Incidentally, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh happened to see the video and reached out to him via video call. It was then that Vansh Singh revealed that he’d discontinued schooling to support his family. Paramjit, Vansh’s father also sells socks while his mom Rani is a homemaker, reports IE. The boy has 3 sisters in addition to an elder brother.
Spoke on phone to young Vansh Singh, aged 10, a Class II dropout who’s video I saw selling socks at traffic crossing in Ludhiana. Have asked the DC to ensure he rejoins his school. Also announced an immediate financial assistance of Rs 2 lakhs to his family. pic.twitter.com/pnTdnftCDo
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) May 8, 2021
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Moved by his honesty, the CM urged Vansh to rejoin class and announced that he’d be admitted to his school again by the district administration. He offered complete financial support for the boy’s education. He also announced an additional Rs 2 lakh in instant assistance for his family who lives as tenants in Haibowal, Ludhiana.
Well, we hope Vansh resumes his studies at the earliest!