Enrolled 35 days after birth, Allahabad child one of the youngest to get Aadhaar
Earlier, Abhigyan Singh of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, got an Aadhaar card on August 10 last year when he was just two days oldlucknow Updated: May 29, 2017 17:17 IST
Five-month-old Mahak of Allahabad has become one of the youngest children in Uttar Pradesh to get an Aadhaar card number on the day of her enrolment. Her Aadhaar number is 854271979568.
She was enrolled for the Unique Identification Number (UID) on January 18, 2017 with an enrolment ID (EID) 1390/30083/01356 when she was just 35 days old.
Earlier, Abhigyan Singh of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, son of Veer Pal Singh and Isha Singh, got an Aadhaar card (registration number 221622853513) on August 10,2016, when he was just two days old.
Akshaj Atre of Allahabad got an Aadhaar card (registration number 782607022813) just eight days after he was born on April 12, 2016.
“I was keen on getting the Aadhaar card for my child after her birth on December 14, 2016. But officials at the Aadhaar card centre turned me away many a times. They said it was not easy to make an Aadhaar for the baby as she was too young. But seeing my persistence, they finally enrolled my daughter for Aadhaar,” Mahak’s mother Gudiya told Hindustan Times.
Gudiya lives with her six children and husband Mithai Lal in a city slum situated near Lal Kothi Chungi, Daraganj. She and her husband are illiterate, but want their children to get proper education. “I know Aadhaar will help them get admission to government schools and avail of the benefits of government schemes in future too,” she said.
All her children have Aadhaar cards. “Now I have to make PAN card for them,” she said. Gudiya also thanked social activist Nazia Nafees, who is president of Al Kausar Society (an NGO) in getting an Aadhaar card.
Chief development officer (CDO) Samuel Paul N said:“It is a matter of pride that a 35-day-old child has become one of the youngest in the state and the country to have an Aadhar number. Such cases should be promoted sincerely. It is the result of awareness drives launched by the district administration that parents are becoming more aware about the importance of an Aadhaar card. Such efforts will continue so that more parents come forward and get Aadhaar cards made for their children.”
Allahabad municipal commissioner Sheshmani Pandey said: “I really appreciate the kid’s parents for showing such awareness. They have set an example for others. I also congratulate Mahak on being one of the kids to get an Aadhaar number. I will surely talk to the district magistrate so that the parents of the child are felicitated for this noble act.”