Peon’s Daughter, 14, Takes Over Kangra SDM Office For A Day

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Kangra girl Hina Thakur has passed the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) exam with flying colours, securing 94 percent marks in 10th standard. She attained 34th rank in the merit list. On June 12, this 14-year-old daughter of a peon took over the SDM office for a day. On being asked what does she want to do in life, Hina said she aspires to become a doctor first and then an IAS officer.

Thakur was personally invited by the Sub Divisional Magistrate of Kangra, Jatin Lal, who is an IAS officer of 2016 batch, to his office, reported ANI.

Coming from a humble background, Hina is supported by her father who works as a peon in the SDM office. She was delighted to have had the opportunity to take over the office where her father works and accepted the offer immediately.

What You Should Know

  • 14-year-old Hina Thakur handles Kangra SDM office for a day.
  • She scored 94 percent marks in Class 10 examinations.
  • She was felicitated by Kangra SDM Jatin Lal.
  • Heena’s father works as a peon in the office of Kangra SDM.

Sitting right beside Lal and having the necessary guidance from him, Hina took part in office meetings and met the visitors who had arrived to see the sub-divisional magistrate. The visitors shared their problems with her and she listened to them carefully before helping out with their issues. “Today Hina is the DM and is looking after all the work”, said Jatin Lal, Times Now reported.

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It was an inspiring day for the teenager who said that the experience was like “a dream come true” for her.

Thanking Lal for letting her takeover his post for a day, Hina said, “SDM Jatin Lal sir has shown me a dream, I will fulfill it. I will become a doctor first and then an IAS officer.” She is a student of Gurudutt Anglo Vedic High School, Kangra.

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When Lal got to know about Hina’s brilliant results, he reached out to congratulate her. “I called Hina to the office in order to honour her. She told me that she wants to become an IAS officer following which I decided to make her SDM for a day. Today (Friday) Hina is the SDM and she is looking after all the work,” said Lal, Hindustan Times reported.

“I helped her while sitting right next to her. My motive for doing this is to promote Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao Abhiyan so that every daughter gets honoured,” he added.

Hina’s family originally belongs to the Shimla district. Her proud father TR Thakur said, “I thank SDM Jatin Lal for his noble gesture as it will not only keep my daughter motivated but will also encourage other girls to achieve greater heights.”

Feature Image Credit: ANI

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