Jagatsinghpur, Jan 23 (LocalWire) An elderly woman was so happy to receive her first pension in Jagatsinghpur district that she garlanded a senior officer in full public view for providing her instant justice, an eyewitness said on Thursday.
62-year-old Gandhei Sethi, a resident of Nandan village under Tirtol block was running from pillar to post to get her included in the list of the beneficiaries of Madhu Babu pension scheme.
Under the scheme, the state government provides financial assistance to poor elderly people.
Recently Sethi had met Sangram Kumar Mohapatra, the district collector and narrated her plight.
Mohapatra promptly ordered the concerned officials to consider her case and provide her pension.
After getting the first monthly pension of Rs.500, the woman plucked all the flowers of marigold plants she has grown in her backyard and prepared a garland.
Holding tears of happiness in her eyes, the woman went to the venue and garlanded the district collector in full public view, when he was attending a meeting.