CM Siddaramaiah gives visually impaired couple Rs 6,000 to buy harmonium

Jun 3, 2017

MYSURU: A couple from Sringeri in Chikkamagalurudistrict, who approached CM Siddaramaiah seeking assistance, got instant relief when the CM pulled out Rs 6,000 and handed it to them on Thursday.

The visually impaired couple, who eke out a living playing music in an orchestra, wanted help to buy a harmonium.

Krishna and Poornima, from the temple town of Sringeri, accompanied by their two kids, landed at the CM’s Ramakrishna Nagar residence early in the day hoping for an audience. They got lucky when the CM started his Janata Darshan and caught his eye as they were standing at one end of the barricade.

Poornima told the CM that they play musical instruments to earn some money , but were in a financial tight spot, and had borrowed a harmonium to play in the orchestra. When Siddaramaiah asked them how much a harmonium cost, Poornima said she had no idea, but pegged the amount at Rs 5,000.

There was a small discussion on the cost and the CM asked her again, “Is Rs 5,000 enough for you to get a new instrument?” He then pulled out three currency notes of Rs 2,000 from his wallet and gave them to her.”Take Rs 6,000 and go home,” he told the couple.

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