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PM Modi interacts with Yamunanagar village girl who runs common service centre

26-year-old Misba Hashmi of Buria village helps people avail govt schemes through online facility.

punjab Updated: Jun 16, 2018 12:02 IST
Neeraj Mohan
Neeraj Mohan
Hindustan Times, Karnal
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Misba Hashmi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with 26-year-old Misba Hashmi of Yamunanagar and praised her for helping people avail government schemes by running a common service centre (CSC) at her native village Buria.

The PM talked to Misba and two beneficiaries of her CSC via video-conference and asked her to continue her service to people.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Misba said, “It was like a dream come true. I never thought that the PM will interact with me and appreciate my work.”

During the 7-minute interaction, Modi asked her to explain how she helped people and how they are benefited under the Digital India initiative.

He also praised Misba for using the technology to provide medical assistance to women.

She told the PM that she has also started manufacturing sanitary napkins and has employed seven women.

Modi assured her that he will have a selfie with her under the ‘selfie with daughter’ campaign whenever he will visit Haryana. “I congratulate you from my heart for the work you are doing for the people of your village especially, women.”

The PM also interacted with Meenu, who works as a domestic help in Yamunanagar, and has learnt how to make online payments from Misba .

Another beneficiary of Misba’s CSC, Shokat Ali, told the PM that he had applied for financial assistance under Indira Awas Yojana with the help of the centre and it was approved.

Later, the Prime Minister also tweeted a video of his interaction with Misba.

Misba, who has done BTech in 2013, told HT that she decided to start CSC in November 2014 to help people avail government schemes. “Though my family and friends wanted me to apply for a job, I set up the centre to educate people digitally.”

She said that on Thursday, Union minister for electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad interacted with her over phone and informed her that the PM will talk to her on Friday.

Misba’s father Mohammad Irshad is a contractor and her mother Sahida Bano is a retired government teacher.

Misba has also attended several seminars and conferences under the Digital India campaign.

BLURB 26-year-old Misba Hashmi of Buria village helps people avail govt schemes through online facility

First Published: Jun 16, 2018 11:41 IST